Nonomiya Jinja Shrine (野宮神社)

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

Nonomiya Jinja
Black wooden torii gate of Nonomiya Shrine

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.

Shrine’s Official WEB site

Nonomiya Shrine in Arashiyama
Nonomiya Shrine in Arashiyama

Nearby spots from Nonomiya Jinja Shrine

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

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