The Imamiya Shrine was built in 994 to appease gods and ward off the disease that was plaguing Heian-kyo (Kyoto). The current structure of the Shinto shrine dates back to 1902, and welcomes several visitors come to pray for good health and wellness. It is home to the healing rock ahokashisan. Near the shrine, the 2 restaurants Ichiwa and Kazariya selling aburimochi have been open since 1002 and 1656 respectively.
21 Murasakino Imamiyacho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8243, Japan
Nearest Transit: Kitaoji (Line: Karasuma)
Imamiya Shrine and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kinkaku-ji Temple(1.4 km)
Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Kyoto.
Kamigamo Shrine(1.8 km)
The Kamigamo Shrine on the banks of the Kamo river was established in 678 and is dedicated to Kamo Wake-ikazuchi, the kami of thunder.
Shimogamo Shrine(1.9 km)
The Shimogamo Shrine, formally known as the Kamo-mioya-jinja, is dedicated to the goddess Tamayori-hime and her father, Kamo Taketsunomi.
Daitokuji Temple(0.4 km)
The Daitokuji is a large Zen Buddhist temple complex with 24 smaller sub-temples, of which 8 are open to the public.
Hirano Shrine(1.7 km)
The Hirano Jinja is a small 8th century shrine that is popular during hanami for its beautiful cherry blossoms.
Kitano Tenman-gu(1.7 km)
The Kitano Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to exiled poet Sugawara no Michizane was built in 947 AD to appease his angry spirit.
Kyoto Botanical Garden(1.8 km)
Japan's first botanical garden, the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden on the banks of the Kamo river is a popular place for plum blossom viewing in February - early March and hanami in April.
Kyoto Imperial Palace(2.9 km)
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