Nonomiya Jinja Shrine is located near the bamboo grove path in Arashiyama. The torii gate made of black wood (barked sawtooth oak) is unique.
The Nonomiya 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 Nonomiya.
Nearby spots from Nonomiya Jinja Shrine
This shrine is just steps away from the famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.