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Apr. 30, 2020 UPDATE

Shimogamo Shrine

- 下鴨神社 -
Traveler Friendly
There are not that many signs in English at the shrine.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
2037 49 9.3 10 reviews
Apr. 30, 2020 UPDATE

Shimogamo Shrine

- 下鴨神社 -
Traveler Friendly
There are not that many signs in English at the shrine.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
2037 49 9.3 10 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Shrine in the middle of a sacred grove in the middle of Kyoto
Shimogamo Shrine is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. The shrine is surrounded by the forest called Tadasu no Mori, or Forrest of Correction. The forest is really vast considering it is in the middle of Kyoto. The fresh air of the forest is sure to make you feel relaxed. It is said the shrine was founded in the 6th century, making it one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. There are many smaller shrines on the grounds, and at these shrines you can pray for good relationships, happy marriage, or you can pray at an altar dedicated to your Chinese zodiac.
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User Reviews
9.3 Exceptional
experience9.4 access9.0 photogenic9.6
Sabrina and Dan - Canada
Nov. 05, 2019
Sharon - Japan
Dec. 18, 2019
Zzz
Aug. 10, 2017
Details
Open Hours
6:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Reservations
No
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
Credit cards
No
They have a pamphlet in English at the shrine shop where they also sell things like amulets and goshuincho stamp books.
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