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Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto
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See the splendid architecture and learn about the historical importance of Kamigamo Shrine, one of the oldest Shinto shrines in the country, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 678 CE, the shrine complements another downriver, with the two often seen as a pair. Dedicated to the "kami" (god) of thunder, the shrine has become particularly well known for its two sand cones, made for centuries as part of a regularly performed purification ritual. The shrine features a particularly well-preserved "haiden" (worship hall), rebuilt in 1629. Put Kamigamo Shrine into our Kyoto vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kyoto.
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  • I say go visit each season to become Kyoto resident also was visiting the tour for the first time, but pass through the large gate and otherworldly. It is a place to cleanse the mind.
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  • Visited a little away from the Central tourist area of the city, but the loss is not your company. This is because Ichinomiya. Is especially recommended better that he grabs around the country Ichinomiya. Say you already pray, am I (laughs) became buzz even celebrity weddings in recent years. But I always think it is symbolic that sand. Is made I guess, be very concerned.
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  • Putting hope in a special shrine honden other usually visits cannot be located. Not much tourists, slowly settled down, to visit and we are very satisfied.
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