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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 has also become the world heritage Kyoto Kamigamo and shimogamo shrine shrine both have a long history, many of the shrine are national treasures and important cultural properties specified. And pass through the beautiful Vermillion romon gate Temple is full of attractions. Is a Shinto shrine with an elegant atmosphere reminiscent of the world of the Heian nobility.
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  • Because of slightly off from the center of the city or holiday visit sunny day was relatively empty. I think it takes more than an hour anyway relatively spacious, clean and orderly is in and carefully all around. It was slightly wet blanket pics here 盛砂 (sand) symbol or think was enclosed by the rope. Also be temporary in that regard was the wedding ceremony had been held since may, but would visit once, so there is a unique atmosphere as well.
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  • I thought has been frequently featured on the television, I want to go again. Cherry blossom season is still early, even during the week, was empty. Car parking charges are applicable.
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