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Seimei Shrine, Kyoto
(3.7/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Awaken your spiritual side as you stroll through peaceful surrounds dating back to 1007 CE at Seimei Shrine. As you make your entry to the second-century shrine, two tori gates greet you. The main gate features an engraved golden bellflower, which marks a turn away from Japanese tradition of engraving the shrine’s name, or that of its presiding deity, into the gateway. Walk around the complex grounds and find an old stone bridge, a well with healing powers, and a 300-year-old camphor tree. Go to the back of the complex to find the main shrine, where the presiding deity is worshipped. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Seimei Shrine by using our Kyoto family vacation planner.
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  • Abe Seimei shrine. Became quite famous in Seimei. Kiyoaki = 5-pointed star is seen all over the place. Torii also contains statement. Kiyoaki wells of spiritual power, was. Women there were many.
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  • Juraku No. of came because it was near. Popular for a lot of people. Are manuals, such as interesting. However, a little business was what I just felt like...
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  • It was a shrine to more places than I thought Harumi enshrines the Onmyoji, Abe no Seimei shrine was a small shrine had 5-pointed star with atmospheric. Was the statue of Abe Seimei is described with pictures about the early life of Abe no Seimei, he on the wall of a nearby Panel, he said if people know. In addition, fountain precincts facing ehou year, Seimei is called teleport said. One thousand can than tea last Sen no Rikyu, using spring water, drinking water, take it.
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  • Quiet shrine nestled near the end of a little walkway beside a run of water. The journey to find it is very peaceful
  • We stopped by here on our way to the restaurant we had booked. Really cool Shinto temple!
  • Not bad for Japanese The reason why i gave this review is this shrine is not big ... Take 1 min is enough to look around all there
  • A peaceful small shrine without many tourists. Most of the visitors are local people. The legends of Abe no Seimei is interesting. He's a historical figure who is portrayed as a very powerful magician (or necromancer, please correct me if I am wrong, as I'm not expert of Japanese culture) in books, manga, and movies. Must visit if you like omamori (お守り/おまもり). The shrine sells some special ones.
  • A small shrine hidden in kyoto where only local and Chinese people go. It a calm place and with a different atmosphere from the habitual tourist place.