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59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is probably the most interesting shrine, if you go at the right time of year. Probably any festival - and we attended one in August - has some interesting traditions. You can walk through a river with a lit candle; ring a gong; watch...More

Thank Monty S
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the shrine itself is certainly beautiful, it's fun to go near the end of July and attend the Mitarashi Festival. You can light a candle and walk through a knee-deep pool to place it at the shrine. In the summer heat, the cool water...More

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here by chance by riding bikes from Kyoto Station all the way to here. It is worthwhile and we really enjoyed this place. No garbage bins.

Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

It is one of the famous shrine of Kyoto. Aoi Matsuri is so beautiful traditional festival on May, so please check the schedule ahead of time and then plan to visit there. Just walked through with young daughters also really good experience for me. Very...More

Thank Ayako I
Reviewed 31 May 2018

I think bus is convenient to get there, tourists is not so much, but this shrine is very old, beautiful, quiet and calm. 神社の中に小さな川が流れており、その小さな空間が作り上げられ方が美しく、心穏やかになります。 境内に続く道脇で保育園児が遊んでいる風景も微笑ましい。 由緒ある神社にpowerもらえます

Thank gun2016
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Really enjoyed wandering through the lovely gardens here. The tall bamboo is so peaceful and a much better alternative to the crowded bamboo grove in Arashiyama.

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Shrine looks lovely and there are hardly any tourists. It's a good place to go if you would like to get away from the huge tourist crowds that appear from the buses in other areas. When I visited, there were only a handful of...More

Thank Maartje_0001
Reviewed 14 April 2018

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

1  Thank JonHSydney
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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
Reviewed 28 March 2018 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.

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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