Kamigamo Shrine

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Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社) is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. It was established in 678 by Emperor Tenmu. It is the top of Kamo Shrines in Japan and the top shrine of Kyoto. The legend sad The first emperor Jinmu called Kamowake Ikazuchinomikoto. It is registered as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The main hall is registered as the National Treasure built-in 1863. There are many traditional buildings.

Visitor's Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Kyoto Station.
1. use a local bus to Kamigamojinja mae.

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Kamigamo Shrine
Enshrines: Kamowakeikazuchino Okami
Established in 678
Rei: May 15

Record said Kamigamo Shrine was established in the time of the first Emperor. The god, Kamowakeikazuchino Okami, descented at Mt. Kamo.

Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. Kamo clan was a very powerful family since ancient times. Since the Heian period, many people including the imperial families highly respected.

Two sand corns for the protection.

The main hall
Constructed in 1863 registered as the national treasure.

Romon Gate
Constructed in 1628.

Many other buildings were constructed in 1628 and registered as important cultural assets.