Created 6-Feb-13
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Nonomiya shrine is surrounded with a bamboo grove, and it is well known that the Kuroki No Torii (black torii gate) and a brushwood fence which are both described in The Tale of Genji can be found there. This small shrine is famous for the kami (god) of relationships and learning, so many women seeking a good match and many students aiming to pass exams visit here. When you go through the torii, you will find a stone to the left called Kame No Ishi. It is said that your wish will come true within a year if you touch and stroke the stone while praying. When you go to the right, you will find the moss garden. At the bottom of the shrine, there is a building for seeking the grace of being blessed with a child and an easy birth.
Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社) in Arashiyama's Famous Bamboo Forest!

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Arashiyama, Japan, Kyoto, Nonomiya-shrine, Shinto, bamboo forest, 野宮神社