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Seimei Shrine

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Address: 806 Horikawadori Ichijo agaru Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8222, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-441-6460
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This shrine honours an 'onmyou' (principles of Yin and Yang) scholar of the...

This shrine honours an 'onmyou' (principles of Yin and Yang) scholar of the Heian period, Abeno Seimei. The shrine was established in 1007, at the site of what had been his house. It is said to ward off evil.

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This shrine has some interesting attractions - objects to touch that bring you good luck. You'll see people stroking a peach, or a stone or hugging a huge tree. Really funny!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2012
Ekaterina G
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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

A small temple and not tourist destination. When I visit this temple, not many people around (and I like it). This temple is one of the reason I visit Japan after reading the story of Abe No Seimei. I believe I took the picture of this shrine by using my mobile phone, but I couldn't find it in my phone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This shrine has some interesting attractions - objects to touch that bring you good luck. You'll see people stroking a peach, or a stone or hugging a huge tree. Really funny!

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.