Wednesday, 18 December 2013


When we went to Arashiyama we walked past Nonomiya-jinja which is located in the bamboo forest. This shrine has a long history and is referred to in The Tale of Genji written 1000 years ago by a court lady called Murasaki Shikibu. There was a long queue of women waiting to pray. This is because several gods are enshrined here, one of which is the god good match and marriage.

Price: Free

Location: 15 minutes from Kyoto station to Saga-Arashiyama station on JR railway San'in Honsen line. Then 10 minutes on foot.


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