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Shimogamo Jinja, Kyoto

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Take a relaxing walk on the lush, forested path to Shimogamo Jinja, an important Shinto place of worship and part of a World Heritage Site. Dating back to the 6th century, the Shinto sanctuary is known for the primeval wooded area that surrounds it. Enjoy the peaceful, spiritual atmosphere as you stroll among the tall trees, some more than 600 years old. Admire the brilliant red tori gates and mossy wooden buildings of the shrine, situated at the meeting point of two rivers and dedicated to the gods of harvest. Put Shimogamo Jinja at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto vacation builder.
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  • As all over Kyoto there are crowds or tourists and tourist buses, but the shrine did not seem overrun. Well worth a look in its forested setting.  more »
  • Worth the trip out of town and the hike was fun. Would recommend it. There were people who were cycling. The Bamboo forest was impressive - I kept looking for Pandas.  more »
  • After a while in Kyoto, it is nice to get away from the crowds. This impressive Shinto shrine was not deserted, but there was plenty of personal space available to enjoy the spacious grounds. Probably...  more »