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Seimei Shrine, Kyoto

3.8
#45 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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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  • July 16, 2017
    Honours include the Onmyoji Abe no Seimei. Walking down the bus stop of the city bus and the location. Pattern of the shrine are like ☆ mark is generally known as the 5-pointed star is wonderful in the shrine is referred to Kikyo, mark. Amulet of time not only during bloom Kikyo. I feel like heart is washed is a small shrine.
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  • July 11, 2017
    And less time walking from Kyoto station to go on the bus knew that time is hard to read, so I went on the Subway Karasuma line. From Imadegawa station on the 10-minute walk from Imadegawa living sense of the's no distance to suffering from Kinda, bad weather, is a fun way. What I am doing at more than 170 companies nationwide, but said the atmosphere in the shrine by suits not sense. Seimei shrine was seen relaxing at the shrine "fit" for me. Said absolutely recommended to all people, so this is a different feel in each and every translation is not.
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  • June 24, 2017
    Parking lot near the shrine of elderly people who feel free to pay a visit to you. This sick friends I visit worked. Seimei interests you please caressing.
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  • January 12, 2017
    “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!
  • October 18, 2016
    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
  • May 13, 2017
    It is worthy to go if you know the background story.
  • June 28, 2016
    Quiet shrine nestled near the end of a little walkway beside a run of water. The journey to find it is very peaceful
  • March 4, 2017
    My favorite shrine in Kyoto, it's small ,but beautiful!

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