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Kamigamo Shrine (Kamo Betsurai Shrine)

“Kamigamo Shrine”, commonly known as “Kamigamo Shrine”, was founded as the deity of Kamo, a powerful family who had lived in this area before the relocation of Heian.

This shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto and has been revered for over 1300 years since the shrine was built in 678. Plus, it is registered as a World Heritage Site.

Also, as a famous power spot, there are many to see in the spacious precincts such as Tatesuna in the shape of Kamiyama where the god descended, and Miko Shrine, the god of marriage that Murasakishikibu is said to have visited.

On May 15th every year, one of Kyoto’s three major festivals, the Aoi Matsuri, is held, and a procession of people dressed in Heian aristocracy heads from the Kyoto Imperial Palace to Kamigamo Shrine.

Open Hours
[Nino Torii] 5: 30-17: 00
[Romon / Award Office] 8: 00-16: 45
Open all year round


Get off at the city bus “Kamigamo Shrine” from Kyoto Station

339 Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto