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Seimei Jinja Shrine

Shrine of Onmyodo Master “Abe-no-Seimei” This shrine is dedicated to Abe-no-Seimei (920 – 1005) who was a great master of “Onmyodo”. Onmyodo is known as a Japanese esoteric cosmology, which is based on Chinese Yin Yang and Wu Xing (Five Elements) principles introduced into Japan in 6th century. It evolved uniquely in Japan and became …

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Goou-Jinja Shrine

God of Legs/Lower Back Goou Jinja Shrine is located kitty corner to Hamaguri-Gomon gate of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden. It is also called “Wild Boar Shrine”, famous for a miraculous power of healing sore legs and lower back. You can see statues of wild boars enshrined in the precinct. On every 21st of the month, …

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Mikane Shrine

God of MONEY Mikane Shrine is a very very small shrine located north of Nishinotoin St. near Oike St. It is not spectacular nor gorgeous at all as a sightseeing spot, but I do like this shrine because of its miraculous power to make prayers’ wishes come true. And vast majority of the wishes granted …