Shimogoryo Shrine


About Shimogoryo Shrine

Shimogoryo Shrine

Shimogoryo shrine was erected together with Kamigoryo shrine during the Heian period. It is revered as a shrine to protect the imperial court and the capital by fleeing the plague disaster.

This shrine is in the south of the intersection of Teramachi street and Marutamachi street. I had heard the name as such, but it was a smaller shrine than I had expected. The impression was that it was not a showy shrine that would be visited as a tourist destination, but rather a shrine for the visits of neighbors.

There is a pump that pump underground water in this shrine, and the worshippers seem to be able to give the famous water for free. There might be a lot of people who are doing the tea ceremony in this vicinity, and it might be used as water for the tea ceremony.


Shimogoryo Shrine photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒604-0995 Shimogoryomae-cho, Teramachi-Dori Marutamachi-kudaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-231-3530
Entrance fee Free
Usual viewing season Plum(2 trees)
Late February – Mid March

7 minutes on foot to the east from Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Line

City bus
1 minute walk west from Kawaramachi Marutamachi bus stop on routes 4, 17 and 205

Parking lot Private cars allowed
※For worshippers only
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