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Mikami Shrine

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Address: 10-2 Ogurayamataguchiyama-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394 , Kyoto Prefecture
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Unique shrine for hair problems

We hiked up Arashimaya area to reach this shrine. It wasn't impressive at first sight, but has a unique goal to help you wish for healthier hair! We went on an off day when the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 13, 2016
Alfred F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We hiked up Arashimaya area to reach this shrine. It wasn't impressive at first sight, but has a unique goal to help you wish for healthier hair! We went on an off day when the tiny store was closed, as we wanted to know if there were any hair-related lucky charms to be sold. In all, we probably spent under... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

This temple is gorgeous, has a few buildings of worship, in addition to the garden which is surrounded by forests, also has a pool with a beautiful environment. When I was here, i can feel the peace and the natural surroundings.

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New Westminster, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I saw the kanji for hair in the shrine name, but never would have guessed it was a shrine for hair. It's nice enough, with a red fence covered in writing. It looks like three or four stray cats spend their time there... none of them seemed to be bald, so the shrine must work. We also saw a turtle,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2009

This is only shrine for Hair in Japan (that I've heard). can wish anything related hair problem or being a good hair stylist etc. I could get a charm with small Japanese wooden hair comb. It is a small shrine but interesting to visit.

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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