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Nonomiya Shrine

293 Reviews

Nonomiya Shrine

293 Reviews
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razorbagel wrote a review Mar 2020
Baltimore, Maryland42 contributions11 helpful votes
nonomiya shrine is famous because of its associations with imperial princesses (who traveled here to purify themselves before proceeding to serve at the Ise shrine) and also the Tale of Genji. for these reasons, and because it's a beautiful little nook near the incredibly popular arashiyama bamboo grove, poor nonomiya shrine is PACKED with people. i was happy to obtain my goshuin, but sad that the crowd meant i didn't feel comfortable sticking around to explore or visit much longer.
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Date of experience: February 2020
GoGo2SlowGo wrote a review Feb 2020
Denton, Texas1,534 contributions343 helpful votes
Nonomiya Shrine is a shrine where unmarried imperial princesses would stay to purify themselves for a year or more before taking up their duties at the Ise Grand Shrine. The shrine was used as early as 794. Nonomiya-jinja is famous for marriage. Marriage talismans are also sold in the shrine office. Also, next to it is the Kame-ishi (turtle rock) and it is said that if you touch it, it will grant you one wish within a year, so make sure not to forget your wish. We touched it and we’re not telling you about our wish. You have to come and make your own!
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Date of experience: April 2019
Warner L wrote a review Nov 2019
Pasadena, California660 contributions117 helpful votes
I was walking through an upscale neighborhood when I encountered this shrine. I didn't expect to find such a nicely appointed shrine in such a quiet area.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Phi Somchai wrote a review Jul 2019
Bangkok, Thailand3,478 contributions756 helpful votes
We came to this little shrine on the way to the bamboo forest. Very peaceful place. The wishing stone is the highlight here. A quick 10 minute stop.
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Date of experience: June 2019
petertaylor57 wrote a review Mar 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand305 contributions71 helpful votes
On the tourist walk through the western suburb of Saga, you find little Nonomiya. Go up a few steps and admire the crimson painted shrine and the lovely little moss garden. As with most tourists, it's a five minute stop before entering the attractive bamboo forest walk. A few clicks of the camera, then off again. However for me, this does not compare greatly with the other sights on offer in Saga. I'd say 'give it a miss' but its proximity to the tourist trail means you'll probably end up going there anyway.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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