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“Average and very busy due to its location”
Review of Nonomiya Shrine

Nonomiya Shrine
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Private 3-hour Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour
Ranked #150 of 1,379 things to do in Kyoto
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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.

Thank Daryl S
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Reviewed 31 July 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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Reviewed 3 September 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 oldest Torii gate in Japan and the only one that maintains its rough outer texture and natural coloring (usually torii gates are red).

Within the grounds of the shrine there is a moss garden, along with the various gods that are enshrined there: a god of good match and marriage, a god of an easy delivery and a god of learning. Needless to say, given the type of gods that are enshrined here, it is popular with the singles (especially females), couples and students alike. People write their wishes on wooden plagues and then hang them up at designated ares in the shrine.

It was purely by coincidence that we stumbled upon this shrine, and since we were already there we decided to take a quick tour. Since we aren't really much of shrine/temple people, it took us no more than 20 minutes to explore the shrine. Within that short time span, it was interesting to see (hopeful) people earnestly writing and hanging up their wishes. Being a (small) shrine and within proximity to the Bamboo Grove, it had a serene environment despite the crowds.

2  Thank travelbytez
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Reviewed 25 June 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.

1  Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 2 June 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!

2  Thank Keizo
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