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“Taste the Aburi-mochi!”
Review of Imamiya Shrine

Imamiya Shrine
Ranked #95 of 1,364 things to do in Kyoto
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Reviewed June 10, 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 right after entering by the main gate. Try it!

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Reviewed June 5, 2015

Here are the reasons why a visit to this out of the way Shinto shrine is merited: 1. The site is intensely beautiful. 2 . The place is not overrun by tourists. 3. It feels like sacred space.

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Reviewed April 1, 2015

We stumbled upon Imamiya Shrine while making our way to the more popular Daitokuji complex. The way to Imamiya Shrine is beautiful, you cross a trail of bamboo trees. The shrine itself is gorgeous - doesn't look like it's frequented by too many tourists, it looks more like a place frequented by worshippers, so there is a peace and tranquility about it. It's worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 27, 2014

We literally stumbled across this shrine while walking to another and I am glad I did. Wonderful buildings, small and tightly contained and very few tourists, there is a real sense of retained purpose in this shrine. If you have time for one more temple or shrine I would recommend this one.

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed July 2, 2010

Foreigner-friendly tourist attraction. They have maps in English and even a website in English. Great location. Easily accessible by bus. Just get off city bus # 46 at Imamiya Jinja Mae. The stop is right in front of the enormous main gate. Lots of beautiful nature including a bamboo forest surrounding the nearby Daitokuji Temple.
This shrine is famous for Tama no Koshi amulets, which help the owner "get" a rich man (or even a rich lady). I heard it's very popular with women recently.
Next to the gate, there are two very famous mochi (Japanese rice-cake) shops. Both have been around for hundreds of years. I was able to take some AMAZING photos, buy some great gifts and eat some traditional Japanese sweets all at the same place. No more than a 5-second walk from the bus stop. Check out the homepage and see some of the amazing photos. www.imamiyajinja.org

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