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Shimogamo Shrine (Kamo Gamo Shrine)

“Shimogamo Shrine”, with its beautiful vermilion main hall, enshrines the grandfather of Kamo Wake-Kazuchi no Kami and Kamo Taketsunumi’s mother, Tamayori-hime.

This is also one of the constituent heritage sites of the World Heritage Site “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”.

Speaking of Shimogamo Shrine, the vast virgin forest “Tadasu-no-Mori” has been growing since the Jomon period, which appears in “Genji Monogatari.”

The “Aoi Matsuri” held on May 3 every year is also famous for the Yabusame Shinto ritual.

In addition, “Kawai Shrine”, located just after entering Tadasu-no-Mori, is a popular place for praying for beautiful women. You make up the hand mirror-shaped “mirror votive tablet” with the cosmetics that you usually use and dedicate it to the shrine with the wishes of “being beautiful”.

“Aioi-sha” near the south exit torii is also popular with women as a god of marriage.

Open Hours
[Summer] 5: 30-18: 00
[Winter] 6: 30-17: 00
Open all year round


Immediately after getting off the city bus “Shimogamo Shrine” from Kyoto Station
About a 12-minute walk from Keihan “Demachiyanagi” station

59 Shimogamo Izumikawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto