Seimei-Jinja Shrine

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Seimei-Jinja Shrine: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kyoto: 4-Hour Ghost Tour

1. Kyoto: 4-Hour Ghost Tour

First, visit a local shop to learn more about Nishijin-ori, which is a traditional style of textile weaving unique to Kyoto. Then, wander through the ancient streets of the city and learn more about the spirits and legends associated with the former capital of Japan. Stroll down the mysterious Ichijo Yōkai Street, and learn about the haunting of this area by various restless yōkai. Browse the various stores where you can pick up various mementoes and souvenirs. Continue the tour by visiting Seimei Shrine. This shrine pays homage to a famous figure in Japanese folklore, Abe no Seimei who was a leading practitioner of astrology in the Heian period. Finally, visit Kitano Tenmangu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the Shinto God of learning. Learn about the founding of the shrine, and its characteristics designed to appease his restless spirit.

Kyoto: 3.5-hours Historical Highlights Cycling Tour

2. Kyoto: 3.5-hours Historical Highlights Cycling Tour

Go on this cycling tour and explore the peaceful side of Kyoto.  Start this activity by learning about Nijo Castle. At Seimei Shrine you can find out how to pray at a Japanese shrine. Check out the Golden Pavilion and get ready to take great photos at Kamishichiken, the oldest geisha district in Japan.  After seeing the magical Golden Pavilion continue to cycle for a nice downhill ride to the Imperial Palace. Your guide will give you some insights into the history of this place.  At a traditional Japanese restaurant, you can discover the local cuisine with a variety of Soba dishes, as well as desserts with matcha and mochi. Feel free to visit a beautiful Japanese garden and a souvenir shop next door.  After this break, the tour will continue cycling back a relaxing ride along a beautiful route through the city. Finish your tour at the Kamogawa river and immerse yourself in this unique atmosphere while watching the locals enjoying their time.

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