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339 Kamigamomotoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8047, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

This shrine is located further up north in Kyoto, and it doesn't attract a lot of tourist, so it's very peaceful and quiet. The architecture is beautiful, and since it was close to Tanabata, they had tanzaku (wish papers) to make a wish. It's a...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Because we were already in northern Kyoto on a Sunday, we decided to visit this much less frequented shrine, yet another Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. Pretty easy to get there by bus. We stumbled upon a...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I visited this temple a couple of times as it was local to the hotel I was staying in. The main temple is huge, to go inside you must take off your shoes. It isn’t the most awe inspiring but there is something very understated...More

Thank Jude T
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest Shinto Shrines in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well known for two sand cones on its grounds that serve a purification function for the shrine, and have been made ritually since ancient times....More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

The gardens are amazing. The sand gardens and then the moss gardens. One of the most beautiful gardens and shrines I saw in my 20 days in Japan. This is a must do.

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Thankfully, even with a few updates.. Kamigamo Jinja remains the place that it has always been. One can find a beautiful area in which to walk, feed the shrineʻs horse and learn about the area. When finished at the shrine take a short walk through...More

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The Kamigane Shrine is a place of peace and tranquility. Well worth a visit if you're in beautiful Kyoto.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Kamigamo and Shimogamo are the two oldest shrines in Kyoto. They tend not to be touristy, they're slightly off the beaten path and they're modest, but somehow still miraculous. I am totally a fan of Shimogamo which is at the fork of the Kamo River/Demachiyanagi....More

1  Thank hiart
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This walk was ok, nice enough, but I did think it would have a more magical feel about it. There were many people which took away from it. Some parts were definitely nicer than others. I would still say it is worth a visit, but...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Kamigamo Shrine, located in the northern end of Kyoto, is one of the world heritage sites that the ancient capital has. From the entrance gate to the main building, there is a large lawn field, which is well maintained. It is very nice, indeed, to...More

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majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
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24 January 2017|
Response from JourneysFromSeattle | Reviewed this property |
Kamigamo Shrine would be an amazing place for a Wedding. When I was visiting in September, a famous Kabuki Actor married a famous actress there. Kamigamo Shrine is a bit far afield and I don't believe there would be many... More
Jeff C
27 November 2016|
Response from Joel C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jeff. I'm not sure. I'm no longer living in Kyoto (unfortunately). I imagine that some vendors would still be there if it is raining, but I am not certain. Sorry for the delay in my reply!