Mar. 14, 2018 UPDATE

Seimei-Jinja Shrine

- 晴明神社 -
Foreign friendly
The Chinese website is available. Staffs in the shop speak some English. The site is not that large. So you enjoy the shrine even if you don’t have enough time!
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese, basic English
311 7 7.0 1 reviews
Mar. 14, 2018 UPDATE

Seimei-Jinja Shrine

- 晴明神社 -
Foreign friendly
The Chinese website is available. Staffs in the shop speak some English. The site is not that large. So you enjoy the shrine even if you don’t have enough time!
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
Japanese, basic English
311 7 7.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Seimei-Jinja is a shrine dedicated to the famous astrologist Abe no Seimei
Seimei-Jinja is said to have been built on the place where Abe no Seimei’s house used to be. The shrine was established in 1007, in memory of Abe no Seimei, who died in 1005. Abe no Seimei was an onmyoji, a type of Japanese astrologist who advised the rulers in spiritual matters according to the Japanese philosophy of onmyodo, which is based in the Chinese philosophy of the five elements and yin and yang. Seimei-Jinja is actually getting more popular lately, and you may wonder what the reason for this popularity is. It’s actually the double Olympic gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu, who became Abe no Seimei in his Olympic free skate program, and who has even visited Seimei-Jinja, and left an ema, a votive wooden plaque, at the shrine.
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experience8.0 access6.0 photogenic7.0
Laura - Japan
Nov. 29, 2018
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Open Hours
9am - 6pm
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted
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