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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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  • I think if it fine was more beautiful scenery. Brook flows through the grounds. Do not feel air being cleansed with water; Long drink clean water basin, it seems. Special visits to listen to myths.
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  • The fourth Sunday of each month is the day of the bazaar at the shrine, and it is a "rainy night decision". Although fluttering snow, but can not retainer the visitors to visit the happy.
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