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Nonomiya Shrine

Western Kyoto
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Address: 1 Saga Nonomiyacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8393, Kyoto Prefecture
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Compact, but lovely

There's no getting away from the fact that there's always about a million people here, but if you don't mind that, you're in for a little treat. It has such a nice atmosphere and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 2, 2016
Emma C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社), a.k.a the Shrine in the Country (nonomiya literally means "field palace"), is a (small) Shinto shrine located in the the district of Arashimaya within the proximity of the Bamboo Grove. The shrine dates back to the 7th century and is known for its ancient style of Kuroki No Torii (black torii gate). The torii is apparently the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

This small lovely shrine is located at the beginning of Bamboo Forest Street. It is said that you have an easy delivery, when you pray this god.

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Kawasaki, Japan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

Too many People including myself damages the atmosphere and noisy. It is better to skip but this is on the way from Togetukyo Bridge to several temples so no way! The most crowded sight seeing spot in Japan. What a mess!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

There's no getting away from the fact that there's always about a million people here, but if you don't mind that, you're in for a little treat. It has such a nice atmosphere and stragely is quite calming. To get here, walk into the Bamboo Forest and follow the signs or get one of the guys with their rickshaw to... More 

Thank Emma C
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Small shrine but quite crowded. There are some amulets to choose from. However, amulets' meaning are written in Japanese so you can only guess its meaning from the design or the drawing...unless you have someone who knows Japanese with you.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

This is my second visit to this shrine. In the middle of the bamboo forest, this peaceful shrine is quite lovely to visit. I particularly like the moss covered garden that changes with the seasons. This trip there were bright yellow maple leaves settled over the green moss garden giving it a lovely effect. I recommend if you are in... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a popular shrine with females. Coming here to pray for love. This shrine is also one of the settings in the Japanese classic "Tales of Genji". I felt I might like this better if I had known the story. Other than that, the shrine is rather small. Check it out if you are in the bamboo grove area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

There is a belief that you can pray for good love here according to what I read about the shrine history. The shrine itself is very beautiful with red color and very popular. Many foreigners and also local people come here. You should check it out. It is in the way you have to walk pass in the bamboo grove.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

When you visit Arashiyama area, especially the bamboo forest. don't forget to visit this small shrine. Even not big, the shrine quite beautiful because located in the center of the forest. surrounded by trees and the bamboo. Cycling also recommended in this area.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

In the middle of path of bamboo you will find this small shrine. Only need 5 minutes to seeing this shrine. Very small.

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