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Seimei Shrine, Kyoto

(3.8/5 based on 200+ 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 boom became quite famous shrine is my first visit. Shrine is a bright, refreshing air. It is spectacular on the grounds as Abe Seimei Books author of Yuzuru Hanyu acting, of course, who appeared in the film of Abe no Seimei, and skate Abe no Seimei theme by EMA. In addition, Seimei hid his article back bridge stone bridge is located here. And in the corner of your thousand soundly and water springs out from the dead water of Sen no Rikyu.
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  • A small shrine. Many tourists of Abe Seimei became famous in the TV movie. Nokyo-sho was also the date stamp, no handwritten portion. When you ask "is that all seals are good? "And I will make only reasonable. Voila the nokyo-sho much writing and classification. It was better if you compared was a poor one wrote in the nokyo-sho Tenjin's eminent part-time jobs faded ink pen.
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  • It is a 5-pointed star Abe no Seimei, imposing enshrines to the shrine. Went to hours a day has passed in a small space in the city, visitors ' smiles. Small place but our misfortune except peaches and sacred tree is happy and excited. There was various celebrities EMA EMA Hall. Yuzuru Hanyu also seems have the lovely letters. Everything peaches and ☆ nice and bought several things. When you come to Kyoto, also increased the places you want to visit.
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  • “Unusual” This shrine has some interesting attractions - objects to touch that bring you good luck. You'll see people stroking a peach, or a stone or hugging a huge tree. Really funny!
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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.