Mikami Jinja Shrine (御髪神社) and Ogura Pond (小倉池)

Mikami Jinja Shrine is located at the foot of Mt. Ogura in the north of Arashiyama. It is the only shrine in Japan that enshrines the founder of the barber and beauty industry. Even today, the faith of barbers is strong. And there is a hair mound in the precincts where hair is dedicated.

It is a small shrine, and it is questionable whether it is worth it for tourists to visit this shrine.

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Mikami Jinja Shrine

Ogura Pond

Kokura Pond is a pond that spreads out in front of Mikami Jinja. This pond is located very close to Torokko Arashiyama Station. This pond is famous for its lotus flowers.

Ogura Pond

Nearby spots from Mikami Jinja

This shrine is just steps away from the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.

A little north of the shrine is Jojakkoji Temple, which has a beautiful garden.