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Shimogamo Shrine

A power spot boasting the greatest history in Kyoto [Shimogamo Shrine]

It is said to be one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto, and there is a record that the tamagaki of the shrine was repaired in 90 BC. Together with Kamigamo Shrine, it enshrines the gods of the ancient Kamo clan, and its official name is Kamomioya Shrine. In 1994, it was registered as a World Heritage Site. A variety of Shinto rituals are held here, including the Aoi Matsuri (Kamo Matsuri), one of Kyoto's three major festivals.
During the fall foliage season, the maples, zelkova trees, and other trees in the Tadasu-no-mori forest cover the grounds, turning the forest red and yellow. The best time to see the foliage is from early to mid-December, which is relatively late, so you can enjoy the autumn foliage at your leisure.

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time to see/usually from early December to mid-December
    Visiting hours/Admission fee: Same as regular visit

Shimogamo Shrine

  • Shimogamo Shrine
  • 59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 6 minutes walk from Keihan "Demachiyanagi Station"
    A short walk from the bus stop "Shimogamo Jinja-mae" and "Tadasunomori-mae"
  • Tel.075-781-0010
  • 150 parking lots (paid)
  • https://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Hours of visitation: 6:00 - 17:00
    Precincts freedom
    Special admission fee/"Oi-dono" firstfruits fee 500 yen per person, free for junior high school students and younger, 400 yen for groups (20 people or more)
    *Open hours for special visits are 10:00-16:00
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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