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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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  • Was a second round of visits, but this time, unfortunately the gate was being repaired. But I did feel lulls mediocrity, Mitarai River dipped or hand. I think finally the plum blossom season could also come in different seasons.
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  • He likes of the shimogamo shrine. During the events of new year's day if you go at regular shrines like the duck in the under is the main shrine in. Would be better if, going along the hydrophobic Ōta shrine, incorporated of kitayama walking around. Finds only here.
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  • I shy away from or between the professed crowded shrine in Kyoto, and, in the morning and surprisingly vacant and slowly I was able to visit. Collect figurines of Zodiac paper fortune, fortune have prepared Chinese zodiac paper Fortune with horse mikuji is fun. After praying with a nausea, barrel drink saké Lees are served. A beautiful woman who stir-thanks for the new year's mood.
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