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Shimogamo Jinja

Closes in 29 min: 06:30 - 18:00
Open today: 06:30 - 18:00
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59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 15 November 2018

Most won't visit these lesser traveled shrines in Kyoto sticking to the tourist-packed icons in Higashi-yama or Arashiyama. This is a beautiful shrine in beautiful park that enshrines it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Along with the Kamigamo, this is one of the oldest shrines in the city. It abuts a natural forest and makes for some lovely quiet walks. It's also not on the tourist bus track so you'll enjoy peace and solitude.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is a must-go if you are a fan of historical and cultural architecture. Apart from this, if you are superstitious, hoping that there would be good luck for your work, love life or health. This is a place for your inner peace and family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank agnespret
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is probably the most interesting shrine, if you go at the right time of year. Probably any festival - and we attended one in August - has some interesting traditions. You can walk through a river with a lit candle; ring a gong; watch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Monty S
Reviewed 4 August 2018

While the shrine itself is certainly beautiful, it's fun to go near the end of July and attend the Mitarashi Festival. You can light a candle and walk through a knee-deep pool to place it at the shrine. In the summer heat, the cool water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Josh W
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We came here by chance by riding bikes from Kyoto Station all the way to here. It is worthwhile and we really enjoyed this place. No garbage bins.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

It is one of the famous shrine of Kyoto. Aoi Matsuri is so beautiful traditional festival on May, so please check the schedule ahead of time and then plan to visit there. Just walked through with young daughters also really good experience for me. Very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ayakoi619
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I think bus is convenient to get there, tourists is not so much, but this shrine is very old, beautiful, quiet and calm. 神社の中に小さな川が流れており、その小さな空間が作り上げられ方が美しく、心穏やかになります。 境内に続く道脇で保育園児が遊んでいる風景も微笑ましい。 由緒ある神社にpowerもらえます

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gun2016
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Really enjoyed wandering through the lovely gardens here. The tall bamboo is so peaceful and a much better alternative to the crowded bamboo grove in Arashiyama.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Shrine looks lovely and there are hardly any tourists. It's a good place to go if you would like to get away from the huge tourist crowds that appear from the buses in other areas. When I visited, there were only a handful of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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