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Seimei Shrine

806 Horikawadori Ichijo agaru Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8222, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-441-6460
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Small temple

A small temple and not tourist destination. When I visit this temple, not many people around (and... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2015
Linams2
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Jakarta, Indonesia
via mobile
Unusual

This shrine has some interesting attractions - objects to touch that bring you good luck. You'll... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2012
Ekaterina G
,
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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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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  • Very good47%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
1 Dec 2015
“Small temple”
2 Oct 2012
“Unusual”
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806 Horikawadori Ichijo agaru Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8222, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
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+81 75-441-6460
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Reviewed 1 December 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...More

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Reviewed 2 October 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!

Thank Ekaterina G
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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
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