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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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  • Because we were already in northern Kyoto on a Sunday, we decided to visit this much less frequented shrine, yet another Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. Pretty...  more »
  • I worship at the GW2 day. Not too busy, or because of the northernmost city baseline. The dazzling white, sunny day, sunglasses will want. I thought its very beautiful and good to go. Also come from companies, because the yin stone or sacred tree located in the right hand.
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  • It is dignity in one of the world heritage site, the Envoy would visit a miraculous shrine. Is headed by bus Shijo Kawara-machi is not from the Horikawa bus, headed for. Some went to the prestigious shrine, but during a peaceful time is flowing Kamigamo-Jinja shrine. Perhaps more strolling families having fun in Jinja in Brook. For errands at a quick pace visits and nokyo-sho and got. But it is thought it is cosy and homelike atmosphere of the aforementioned and priest's warm greetings, feel closer to.
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