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Iceworkers' Shrine

In any other location such an old shrine would not be overlooked. Nara is different. The site here... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Melbourne, Australia
Nice little shrine

This is a pretty little shrine very close to the National Museum. There are so sakura trees here... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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1-4 Kasugano-cho, Nara 630-8212, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

This is a temple serving for the God of ice. Interestingly, this temple has a coined-praying machines, which it will have songs after you threw coin inside. But more importantly is to see the tip of the canon ball from Chinese warship "้Žฎ้ ่™Ÿ" in Qing...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We made a small detour to visit this Shrine and it was really worth it! Quiet atmosphere and beautiful cherry trees in bloom) Donโ€™t hesitate to make a short pause there n your way from the railway station to Todai-ji Temple!

Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed 27 April 2018

In any other location such an old shrine would not be overlooked. Nara is different. The site here dates back over 1,100 years, but the shrine is not quite that old. It has a pleasant pond and cherry trees in the front and the usual...More

Thank platypus150
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Right in Nara Park, easily accessible, Himuro Shrine is dedicated to people who make ice and you can get a fortune that shows up when you put it on a block of ice. When getting my goshuin there, the clerk was nice enough to allow...More

Thank roach808
Reviewed 16 April 2018

By the time of our visit to this Shrine in early April, no flowers from the sakura trees could be seen around. Completely different from that of last year. A bit disappointed and just took a few photos and left for the main temple.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty little shrine very close to the National Museum. There are so sakura trees here and hence good for visiting during cherry blossom season.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is another shrine and the first shrine you see on your way to the main temple hence why it's so busy but it's a fairly small temple. We didn't go inside but from the outside it's lovely quaint temple rather than impressive.

Thank KuanWai
Reviewed 10 May 2017

During our visit to Nara this year by early April, cherry trees in most of the tourist spots were still in the bud stage except Shinto Shrine where all the cherry trees particularly the weeping ones were all in full bloom and thus there were...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

A small temple in Nara, currently very pretty because of the cherry blossom ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ covering the entrance I wouldn't bother otherwise

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The simplicity of this place and its connection with nature- ice - reveal much about the Japanese love of simple natural things in their everyday life

Thank Mary Jann T
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Just another average shrine. I did not find this one such a must visit place, even if it was so high positioned here on TA.

Thank JD D
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