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Imamiya Shrine

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Address: 21 Murasakino Imamiyacho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8243, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-492-6630
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A hidden place

We literally stumbled across this shrine while walking to another and I am glad I did. Wonderful buildings, small and tightly contained and very few tourists, there is a real... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2014
Peter S
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Melbourne, Australia
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Singapore, Singapore
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159 reviews 159 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stumbled upon Imamiya Shrine while making our way to the more popular Daitokuji complex. The way to Imamiya Shrine is beautiful, you cross a trail of bamboo trees. The shrine itself is gorgeous - doesn't look like it's frequented by too many tourists, it looks more like a place frequented by worshippers, so there is a peace and tranquility... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We literally stumbled across this shrine while walking to another and I am glad I did. Wonderful buildings, small and tightly contained and very few tourists, there is a real sense of retained purpose in this shrine. If you have time for one more temple or shrine I would recommend this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

Foreigner-friendly tourist attraction. They have maps in English and even a website in English. Great location. Easily accessible by bus. Just get off city bus # 46 at Imamiya Jinja Mae. The stop is right in front of the enormous main gate. Lots of beautiful nature including a bamboo forest surrounding the nearby Daitokuji Temple. This shrine is famous for... More 

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