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Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto

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#26 of 688 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • lovely buildings and gardens to walk around, history of these places is amazing. Very tranquil and so clean.  more »
  • We walked along the Kamo River from Shimogamo Shrine to Kamigamo Shrine. If you have the time, it’s a nice walk. It was busy because it was the first day of the year.  more »
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