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Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto

The Kamigamo Shrine on the banks of the Kamo river was established in 678 and is dedicated to Kamo Wake-ikazuchi, the kami of thunder.

The Kamigamo Shrine on the banks of the Kamo river was established in 678 and is dedicated to Kamo Wake-ikazuchi, the kami of thunder. It is part of the Kamo-jinja along with the Shimogamo Shrine, and is believed to protect Kyoto from evil. One of the oldest and most important shrines in the city, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is most famous for the tatesuna, the two large sand cones in front of the Sai-Den, which represent the sacred Kovama mountains.


Hours

Sun

5:30

17:00

Mon

5:30

17:00

Tue

5:30

17:00

Wed

5:30

17:00

Thu

5:30

17:00

Fri

5:30

17:00

Sat

5:30

17:00

About Kamigamo Shrine

 339 Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8047, Japan

 +81 75-781-0011

 www.kamigamojinja.jp

Kamigamo Shrine and Nearby Sights on Map

Shimogamo Shrine

The Shimogamo Shrine, formally known as the Kamo-mioya-jinja, is dedicated to the goddess Tamayori-hime and her father, Kamo Taketsunomi

Kamo Shrine

Tadasu no Mori

Tadasu-no-mori is a verdant, tranquil forest surrounding the Shimogamo Shrine

Kyoto Botanical Garden

Japan's first botanical garden, the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden on the banks of the Kamo river is a popular place for plum blossom viewing in February - early March and hanami in April

Kita-ku

Entsu-ji

The 17th century Entsu-ji Temple is known for its Shakkei gardens that focus on Mount Hiei, which is framed by the trees here

Daisen-in

Daitokuji Temple

The Daitokuji is a large Zen Buddhist temple complex with 24 smaller sub-temples, of which 8 are open to the public

Imamiya Shrine

The Imamiya Shrine was built in 994 to appease gods and ward off the disease that was plaguing Heian-kyo (Kyoto)

Seimei Shrine