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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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  • It had been founded in 678 but burnt and rebuilt in later years. The site coverage was large and particularly beautiful during autumn foliage falls. An important Shinto sanctuary on the banks of...  more »
  • Another beautiful shrine at the end of the main street and very easily accessible. Surrounded by food stalls and while we were there plant arrangements and massive paper lanterns which are then lit...  more »
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