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Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto

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#25 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • To your God can there normally is not to visit specially with the guidance of a priest who was. After purification from the inner the shrine treasure house and the main shrine. You can see the roof and then sengû with sengu re-thatching work just around the corner. Became a very sacred feeling is not good experience.
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  • The Kamigane Shrine is a place of peace and tranquility. Well worth a visit if you're in beautiful Kyoto.  more »
  • Shrine of the national treasure. Settle down by the Brook flow cool atmosphere. The shrine is dedicated to the patron saint of the Kamo clan history. As known in shimogamo shrine and AOI, but during the period, there were visited, though, was not anything in particular.
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