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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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  • The Onmyoji Abe no Seimei shrine is. 5-pointed stars are written all over the place. It was raining that day asked, but not that big in the shrine were fine people. The number of foreigners. Protect your cute and I bought.
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  • Figure skating in the FS 2015-2016 season, Hanyu has played the hero of the movies "Onmyoji, Abe no Seimei, visited during the season. In fact Hanyu himself also season it visited ago. (* ́ω ') is not widely available on site so that stars mark peach is seen throughout the grounds of the Torii gate. Especially peaches are good-luck charm power and the bought good-luck charm amulet I painted peach. And snuggled in the sacred, the sacred power, I also got some (Omega *--)! It was a very nice place. That you want to visit again this year.
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  • Charm worshippers and the priest's fortune? Then went he and Yu. Small shrine itself. Divinatory priest waits for turn in the building on your right hand. There is no reception. When I was 12 by Sammi five. Along the way the priest breaks? And, I've seen 15:00 did before. The amount depends on the consultation. Within the sacred lot, amulets, etc. are sold.
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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.