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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. Arrange to visit Kamigamo Shrine and other attractions in Kyoto using our Kyoto trip itinerary builder app .
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  • In the north of Kyoto less than visitors before the visit, the degree of severity than the visitors such as the organization of the shrine severely serious many, but also revealed the prestige of the ancient shrine, winter scenery Depression, do not have a taste. Keep warm.
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  • The official name is "Kamigamo shrine". It is dedicatedto the power (spare) separate the Thunder God, Emperor Temmu era history, "Kyoto's oldest shrine". AOI's famous three major festivals in Kyoto will be in Festival, being first in something Crow Sumo by sand of fine-goten, double ninth Festival (9/9) ritual, etc., posters and video. And said the biggest POW spot in front of the main shrine, the rock. Is that a very sacred place up repeated chants (かえしのりと) to communicate God's priest on this rock. It's location would have missed and are turning to the main shrine.
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  • In Kyoto is a particularly favorite place. By taking the time to never better access is also is the place where you want to go. I worship around new year celebrated, but so many people not calmed down considerably, could visit. On-site is the place and worshipped God a lot, take the time to want to spend. My heart was washed.
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