21 Imamiya-cho, Murasakino, Kita Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8243
Opening hours: 9:00-17:00
Imamiya Shrine, founded in the 10th century, offers a serene and contemplative escape from the bustling streets of Kyoto.
The tranquil atmosphere invites visitors to immerse themselves in the deep-rooted spirituality that defines Japanese culture. As you pass through the towering torii gate, a sense of reverence fills the air, guiding you into a world where history and tradition intertwine.
Beyond its spiritual allure, Imamiya Shrine offers a delightful culinary experience that tantalizes the taste buds with a local delicacy known as aburi mochi.
Business hours: 10:00-17:00
Regular holiday: Wednesday *If a regular holiday falls on a national holiday, the next day
These delectable morsels are lightly toasted over an open flame, resulting in a delicate balance of crispiness on the outside and a chewy texture within.The tradition of aburi mochi originated in Kyoto as a way to express gratitude to the gods for a bountiful harvest. Today, it has evolved into a beloved snack that locals and visitors savor throughout the year.
Queen Keishoin, also known as Keishō-in, was a prominent figure in Japanese history who played a significant role during the early Edo period (1603-1868). Her association with the etymology of “Tamanokoshi（marry into money）” adds an intriguing layer to her story.
Queen Keishoin, also known as Keishō-in, was a prominent figure in Japanese history who played a significant role during the early Edo period (1603-1868). Her association with the etymology of “Tamanokoshi” adds an intriguing layer to her story.Queen Keishoin was born in a greengrocer in Nishijin, Kyoto.
Her marriage to Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, certainly brought her great wealth and power. The Tokugawa shogunate was the military government that ruled Japan during the Edo period, and the Tokugawa family had vast economic resources and land ownership.Keishoin’s marriage to the shogun granted her considerable influence and power within the political landscape of the time.Imamiya Shrine is a shrine that has a deep connection with her, and people visit it to pray for her happy marriage.
Sightseeing spots within walking distance from this spot.
Funaoka Park : 12 minutes on foot, 850 m. overlooking the city of Kyoto
Daitokuji Temple: 2 minutes on foot, 160m
Because of its deep connection with the history of the tea ceremony, there are still many tea rooms that have been designated as important cultural properties.