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Imamiya Shrine

21 Murasakino Imamiyacho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8243, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-491-0082
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You have to eat small burned rice cake with stick.

Imamiya Shrine is not center of Kyoto but I will recommend you to go there not only historical... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
via mobile
Beautiful and peaceful shrine

This is probably the most beautiful shrine we visited during our short stay in Kyoto. It is very... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2016
Philipp H
Berlin, Germany
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19 May 2017
“You have to eat small burned rice cake with stick.”
20 Oct 2016
“Beautiful and peaceful shrine”
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21 Murasakino Imamiyacho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8243, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-491-0082
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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Imamiya Shrine is not center of Kyoto but I will recommend you to go there not only historical & sacred environment but also "must eat dessert." Aburimochi which is burned rice cake with syrup and rice-powder is the one which you have to eat as...More

Thank tetsubei
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful shrine we visited during our short stay in Kyoto. It is very peaceful and less touristic than other shrines in the city. We visited the shrine at dusk and there were hardly any people around. Moreover, the traditional Japanese...More

Thank Philipp H
Reviewed 20 October 2016

nice temple with lots of shrines. be sure to say a little prayer and pick up the rock inside one of the shrines got to see a cleansing ritual also a must is eating the little kebabs outside, one of the stalls is 1000 years...More

Thank lamelissa
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I used to live near this shrine as I was a child. This is why I am quite familiar with this shrine. When you enter from the east gate, you might feel as if you strayed into a scene of historical movie.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is a beautiful and peaceful shrine, with many smaller shrines contained on the grounds. There are some nice buildings, nice walks to the small shrines, and calm ambiance (especially if you just walked over from Kinkaku-ji with its crowd of people). And there are...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit. Such a antique area with beautiful architecture. There're no train in this area so you need to go by bus.

Thank Art_Thanyathorn
Reviewed 13 November 2015

This is a beautiful and peaceful shrine to visit. Not many people were there when we visited and we were able to take our time looking around. The children enjoyed doing the rituals of ringing the bells and lifting the stone and so forth. We...More

Thank the_Sadie
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Stopped there for a brief visit during our private cycling tour with "Nuro" and very much liked it. It was very quiet as it does not seem to be very well known to most tourists.

Thank ath2011ath
Reviewed 22 June 2015

We found this place when walking from subway station to Kinkaku-ji Temple. I don't think many tourists go there due to very tight schedule when in Kyoto. We also found this place by a chance and we loved it! There were absolutely no people there,...More

Thank Tillislaw
Reviewed 11 June 2015

I went in while walking around, because I was impressed by the beauty of the entrance. When I was in I realized that I had already visited it to have aburi-mochi in one of the two shops you can find in the street on the...More

Thank strafElga
Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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