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Lovely place , even in the rain .

We visited the nonomiya shrine has we visited the bamboo forest . It’s a lovely place even in the... read more

Reviewed June 3, 2018
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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A shrine for blessing for smooth pregnancy and marriage

After walking through the bamboo grove, we came to this small shrine crowded with visitors. The... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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1 Saga Nonomiyacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8393, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We visited the nonomiya shrine has we visited the bamboo forest . It’s a lovely place even in the rain . It was very busy, and crowded ,it’s best to get in early and not leave it until late in the day . It’s a...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed April 30, 2018

It was such an interesting shrine with mountains of doors of all sizes that you could imagine. You can enjoy the culture as well as climbing the hills. Great culture experience!

Thank Mia C
Reviewed April 29, 2018

It's a small shrine with zen surrounding but in a very pack tourist spot. Try to find some off peak season if you want to enjoy the surrounding more.

Thank JeffWang
Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is a small shrine located in the bamboo forest and it is not an elaborate shrine but it does get busy. There's a nice atmosphere at this shinto shrine and with it being surrounded by the bamboo forest makes it a beauty.

Thank KuanWai
Reviewed January 8, 2018

After walking through the bamboo grove, we came to this small shrine crowded with visitors. The temple priest was performing a ritual for a family and we were lucky to witness the ceremony. From the colorful wooden ema plaques hang at one corner of the...More

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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Came across a torii gate which means there must be a Shinto shrine inside while walking along the Bamboo Groves of Arashiyama. The shrine though not much famous as the other great Zen or Shinto ones has own famed story to tell.

Thank ECLadines
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Nonomiya-jinja Shrine, dedicated to the Sun Goddess and to the deity of fire. Once filled with imperial princesses who were sent by their emperors to reside here to purify themselves, today it’s filled with modern princesses chasing after the next selfie moment. Oh yeah, people...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed November 6, 2017

It is a small shrine in the bamboo grove, it is worth to pay it a visit, it has a nice atmosphere. But be early in the grove, than it is not that crowded.

Thank ChibiSuzan
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Not the best temple to spend your time at due to the amount of people who pass through. It looks very nice if you can get there early or in the evening.

Thank Daryl S
Reviewed July 31, 2017

passed while visiting the bamboo forest. Neat and well kept. We did not stop long as it was incredibly hot! .... YMMV

Thank wing6rider-Australia
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