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Kamigamo Shrine

339 Kamigamomotoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8047, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-781-0011
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The shrine is quite unique. The Gardens are amazing.

The gardens are amazing. The sand gardens and then the moss gardens. One of the most beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David F
A visit back to real Kyoto

Thankfully, even with a few updates.. Kamigamo Jinja remains the place that it has always been... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Cheryl B
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339 Kamigamomotoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8047, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Megsy72
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

1  Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Both Kamigamo Shrine and its sister Shimogamo Shrine, in Northern Kyoto, merit visits. Kamigamo Shrine is the end-point for the magnificent Aoi Festival in May. It has beautiful eternal lawns and as the picture shows twin sand cones whose symbolism is subject to interpretation.

Thank warren D
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Kamigamo is one of the most tranquil and beautiful Shinto shrines in Japan. Before visiting it read "Shinto: The Kami Way" to have a recognition of the buildings and symbols at Kamigamo. Look into all of the spaces. View the remote areas, listen to the...More

1  Thank Kyotocat
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I found this shrine by accident after getting on the wrong bus. Worth it! This place has wide, peaceful grounds and apparently hosts an annual mounted archery contest.

Thank TheErrantWanderer
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest in Kyoto according to my understanding, and I could see that the Japanese visitors behaved in a more reverent/serious manner here. Not just a sightseeing place or museum. You can take photographs, but I would pay attention and...More

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
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julespenylot
24 January 2017|
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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
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Jeff C
27 November 2016|
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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!
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