Nomiya Jinja Shrine (野宮神社)

Nomiya Shrine is located near the bamboo grove path in Arashiyama. The torii gate made of black wood (barked sawtooth oak) is unique.

Black wooden torii gate of Nomiya Shrine

The Nomiya was a place where the princesses who became Saiku during the Heian period purified themselves before leaving for Ise, and the building was rebuilt for each successive emperor. In “The Tale of Genji”, there is a scene in which Hikaru Genji visits Rokujo Mistress (Miyasudokoro) at the Nomiya.

Nomiya Shrine in Arashiyama
Nomiya Shrine in Arashiyama

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