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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 3 June 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 9 January 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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1 Saga Nonomiyacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8393, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 17 November 2018

We traveled to Nonomiya Shrine while visiting the bamboo forest in Arasiyama. It was a small shrine but crowded with visitors. It has a beautiful surrounding as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 3 June 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 987miac
Reviewed 30 April 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JeffWang
Reviewed 16 March 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.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KuanWai
Reviewed 9 January 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 December 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ECLadines
Reviewed 18 December 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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 6 November 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.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ChibiSuzan
Reviewed 31 July 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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Daryl S
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