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Kamigamo Shrine, Kyoto

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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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  • The god of the festival is Kamobetsu Thunder God. Therefore, the official name of Kamigamo Shrine is Kamobetsu Rai Shrine.
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  • It takes about 40-50 minutes by city bus from Kyoto Station, but if you use a daily bus and a subway ticket (900 yen), everything is OK. There are few people who visit the shrine, but it is a wonderful shrine. I was just doing a special visit. When I paid 600 yen, they explained the origin of the shrine in a separate room, visited the main shrine in the back, and visited a small material room. It was reasonable and i was able to visit the shrine with a deep contents. I got a bill and went home.
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