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Shimogamo Jinja

59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-781-0010
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59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
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"shinto shrine"
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"world heritage site"
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"autumn color"
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"main shrine"
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"worth the trip"
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"silver pavilion"
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"walk around"
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"horseback"
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"aoi"
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"forest"
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"beauty"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Shimogamo Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also had free entry and free bike parking. It was a pretty area with traditional red Japanese bridges crossing over a stream. The grounds of the shrine area covered a large area and there was a...More

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely old shrine in woodland on the north side of Kyo to. I was fortunate to visit during an annual festival in July, when you walk through the stream and drink its water. Such things help you to get a sense of...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you've seen any other shinto shrine, this doesn't really standout, but it's not crowded and it's really nice, so if you're close just take a look. I did it in the way to Shisendo and eventually the Silver Pavilion.

Thank Anders L
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

This is world heritage site in Kyoto. You can usually enjoy autumn color later than other shrines. They have Japanese style cafe in the site.

Thank レインボー1939
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

This is not one of the top ten attractions but I personally liked it. I spent around 2 hours going around this not so crowded place. It is 6 minutes walk from the nearest station and is beautiful with a little pond.

Thank janani s
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

It took several minutes to walk from the bus stop to get here. Then, it took another few minutes to walk the long path to get to the shrine. Some of the TripAdvisor reviewers for this place incorrectly called it a temple. They do not...More

Thank PlanetOz
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Reviewed November 11, 2017

The temple is located in a forested area in northern area of Kyoto. It was mostly Japanese tourists when I visited and definitely a respite from the other sites packed with foreign tourists. Calm and relaxing.

1  Thank Timothy F
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

As all over Kyoto there are crowds or tourists and tourist buses, but the shrine did not seem overrun. Well worth a look in its forested setting.

Thank David B
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

Worth the trip out of town and the hike was fun. Would recommend it. There were people who were cycling. The Bamboo forest was impressive - I kept looking for Pandas.

1  Thank Atm530
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Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

After a while in Kyoto, it is nice to get away from the crowds. This impressive Shinto shrine was not deserted, but there was plenty of personal space available to enjoy the spacious grounds. Probably shouldn't be at the top of your list of attractions,...More

Thank Stephen F
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