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Shimogamo - jinja shrine (Kamomioya - jinja shrine)

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One of the oldest shrines in Kyoto, Kamomioya - jinja shrine predates the establishment of Heian-kyo. This shrine is situated in the site of the ancient Tadasu-no-Mori forest, which the ancient Yamashiro Plain remains. The West Main Shrine building and the east main shrine building are National Treasures. Like Kamowakeikazuchi Shrine (Kamigamo Shrine), they typify the nagare-zukuri (flowing style), prevalent throughout Japan. Enshrined here are the deities Kamotaketsunuminomikoto and Tamayorihimenomikoto. The 53 shrine buildings (all Important Cultural Properties), including the Kotosha (which enshrines the patron deity of the sexagenary cycle), are reminiscent of the graceful dynastic culture of Kyoto.


Address :
59 Izumikawa-cho, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
075-781-0010
Access :
Take city bus to Shimogamo - jinja Mae
Open :
6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee(Precincts) :
Free
Fee(Oiden Entrance):
General: 500 yen
Elementary School Students and under: 250 yen

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