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Seimei Shrine, Kyoto

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Seimei Shrine and many more Kyoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • Large road facing the splendid shrine in addition to the missing. Is there a large camphor tree, touching and gives me the power. Good-luck charm? The is not never in the spacious grounds, such as peaches and various views. Seasonal flowers and Kikyo, one season one can encounter. Kikyo talisman limited has sold.
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  • Abe no Seimei shrine and say, have you tried praying, but something strange. That are contested as the shop in front of, as religious institutions and religious leaders are thought not see. Blessings are not expected in this.
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  • I went to the shrine of the Yin-Yang master, famous episodes, such as shou. You could learn again everything has posted the episode to the stated problem. It is recommended to work together because it is close to the beam bridge dead people to meet the.
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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
  • It is worthy to go if you know the background story.
  • Quiet shrine nestled near the end of a little walkway beside a run of water. The journey to find it is very peaceful
  • My favorite shrine in Kyoto, it's small ,but beautiful!

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