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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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  •  Kamigamo shrine is the oldest in the shrine in Kyoto. Good flow of minus that shrine is near the Kamo (kamogawa said, rather than people who know the Kyoto Demachi-yanagi North River on the kamogawa).  Would you feel like washed his mind and especially green when I was walking along the tree-shaded stream. Many of the visitors on bus from in front of the shrine as practical but would move towards the Botanical Garden of the kitayama Street. Miss charming point is close to knowing.  Unfortunately it is in. Take a look at the shrine ago walked a little, hope you enjoyed the walk along the Kamo. Hope you enjoyed Taiki columns at kitayama area upstream, with downstream, on the right bank from the misono bridge near the shrine. Looking at just the sight of the Kamo River was "tacky" around the Sanjo and Shijo, Kyoto talks about. 30 minutes along the Kamo step hopefully Kitaoji (Metro station is) to arrive. For our seniors--big foot, not from your peace of mind.
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  • Going by bus which stops near the Torii is useful. Environment is very nice, walk the precincts with them until the next gate. Comes into view is a pair of cone-shaped sand Kamiyama shrine behind the mo! what's seems to. And enter the gate next to the main streams, feels lined solemn atmosphere around the shrine. Kamigamo shrine's official name is "by Kamo shrine (may mean ikazuchi shrine)" that's learned for the first time. Could also be visited according to events as attractions at this shrine festivals are a lot.
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  • 上賀茂離京都市區稍微有段距離,從河原町三条前往大約需要搭30分鐘的巴士,神社正在整修,但仍有很多人參拜。同時每月第四週週日有手作市集,喜歡手作、文創的遊客適合前往。當日也有看到家庭在周遭野餐,若有空檔亦可考慮。