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Shimogamo-jinja 【World Heritage】

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The oldest shrine in Kyoto surrounding by the forest

The official name is Kamomioya-jinja. It is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto, located in the northern part of Tadasu-no-mori. During Aoi Matsuri Festival, held annually on May 15, the elegant scroll painting unrolls from the Imperial Palace via the Shimogamo-jinja, and then expand to the Kamigamo-jinja. Additionally, it is said that people could prevent from summer weight loss and illness by bathing foot in the Mitarashigawa upon Mitarashi Matsuri, which is held in July.


Address59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 606-0807
Access12-minute walk after getting off at Keihan Demachiyanagi station. City bus from JR Kyoto Station, getting off at Shimogamo-jinja Mae bus stop (or Tadasunomori Mae)
Regular holidayNone      
FeeFree for precincts

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