About Kamigamo Shrine
Kamigamo Shrine is formally called Kamobetsurai Shrine, and is located in Kamigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto-city. It is registered as a UNESCO World cultural heritage and attracts attention. It is told that Kamobetsurai-no-mikoto descended in the Miaresho at the foot of Kamo Mountain in the age of the Emperor Jinmu in the shrine biography though there are various theories. The Kamigamo shrine also hold an Aoi festival with the Shimogamo shrine, and the Aoi festival is posted on this site.
In the gate of the Kamigamo shrine, there is a splendid mansion where the Shinto priesthood people who are called Shake live, and the temple area leaves a historical spectacle.
In addition, the Suguki a little sour pickle of Kyoto style is famous when saying Kamigamo, but Jinbado’s roast rice cake on the west side of the shrine entrance is also very famous.
Kamigamo Shrine photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
339 Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
※Special visit to the Main Gonden Hall, a national treasure, is 500 yen (weekdays 10:00~16:00 / weekends and holidays 10:00~16:30)
|Usual viewing season||
From JR Kyoto Station
From Kitaoji Subway Station
From Kitayama Subway Station
From Keihan Demachiyanagi Station
From Hankyu Omiya Station
|Parking lot||Large buses free of charge
170 units for your own car
※100 yen per 30 minutes as cooperation fee for precinct maintenance
Recommended places to visit in conjunction with
The Shimogamo Shrine is officially called the Kamomiso Shrine. The registration of UNESCO's World Heritage has raised the profile. It is said that it is a shrine honoring the god of the ancient clans Kamo, along with Kamigamo shrine(Kamobetsurai shrine). The south side of the shrine is a native forest called Tadasuno forest, with old trees.
The Kawai shrine is a shrine on the grounds of the Shimogamo shrine. This is a shrine of women's patron, and there are many female worshippers.
The Kyoto Botanical Garden opened in 1924 as the first public botanical garden in Japan. It is located along the Kamo River in Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.