Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya Shrine) | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

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[Shimogamo Shrine (Kamomioya Shrine)]

An old shrine venerated as God to protect the imperial palace together with Kamigamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine is worshiped as a shrine dedicated to the god of good harvest and protection against evil. The shrine layout that illustrates the situations of the Heian period and the main shrine which is a national treasure, has a graceful appearance with the bark of hinoki, Japanese cypress, as roof material. Aioi-sha Shrine is dedicated to the god of good marriage. There is a tree called the "Renri no Sakaki", which is two trees intertwined as one. Tadasu-no-mori, a forest of trees that are more than 200 years old, was once a place used by the gods for making judgments. This place is a popular haven with a stream flowing between the trees. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Address 59 Shimogamo-izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-781-0010 (Japanese only)
Hours 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Open hours may vary with the season)
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee Free for precincts, 500 yen for Oidono Hall
Access Take the Kyoto City Bus bound for Shijo-kawaramachi / Kamigamo-jinja from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 27 minutes and alight at "Shimogamo-jinja-mae" and walk for approx. 3 minutes.
* Travel time by bus is only an estimate. The bus may be delayed or be suspended according to traffic conditions, etc.

updated on Jan 9, 2015

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