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Address: 59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-781-0010
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I went here quite late, just 1 hour before the place close. But it was a wonderful experience. Before we arrive the temple there are some temples that worth to visit. The first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I went here quite late, just 1 hour before the place close. But it was a wonderful experience. Before we arrive the temple there are some temples that worth to visit. The first one is temple for woman I guess because there are so many girls pray and sit around. They also sell omamori for beauty and love. Along the... More 

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Massafra, Italy
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Shimogamo jinja, at 8 minutes on foot from Keihan Demachiyanagi St., is a complex of halls and shrines including the guardian of the 12 zodiac sings. Particularly beautiful is the tree-lined way to the main sanctuary from Mikage St.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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55 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Shimogamo is a good choice for those of you who want to avoid the crowds (at least the foreign crowds) as much as possible. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. A lot of the buildings have mossy roofs, which gives them an air of antiquity and oneness with nature. Alas, we were... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was struggling between this and kamigamo shrine as I had only one hour to spare but I chose this for the ease of access via bus 4 or 205. Don't expect a big scale of shrines but you will impressed by tree shades with the shrine and you can get beautiful shots!

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Sydney, Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Shimogamo Jinja, one of the oldest and most important shrines in Kyoto and a World Heritage site is a beautiful place to visit on a hot summers day. My children could splash a little in the creek and as we sought relief from the hot humid weather under the canopy of forest trees. A peaceful shrine with wooden buildings and... More 

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Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Both Bus #4 and #205 stop at Shimogamojinjamae, which makes its easier to reach Shimogamo Jinja by bus rather than subway. Request for an English map if possible. The Oidono (Museum, Kitchen for Sacred Food Offerings) have an adult entrance fee of 500YEN and 250YEN for children. One may meander through the rest of the grounds for free, the 2... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have visited most of the famous temples and shrines around Kyoto and have enjoyed their grandeur and beautiful grounds. But we find most of them to be very crowded and can be uncomfortable in hot weather. A local Kyoto resident recommended the Shimogamo Shrine as his favorite. It is actually the oldest shrine in Kyoto and is located in... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I loved it from the small shrine for beauty to the large shrine with different small shrines for prayer to a torii gate, a curved bridge and cherry blossoms and flowing stream, what more could you ask for? Took lots of photos, I was glad I went..

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Melbourne
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56 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Lamenting the autumn leaves at Eikando were all but over, the hotel suggested Shimogamo -Ji. It was a splendid suggestion as it wasn't on my list of places to visit, so it was serendipitous. Walking through the forest of tall majestic trees all in its autumnal splendour there was a sense of beauty, peace and joy. The vermillion torii and... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The Simogamo shrine is not your usual point of interest, so to get there you need to take the subway and then walk some. At first I was skeptical but I ended up enjoying it. We were lucky because we visited it during the festivals and there were plenty to see such as the sights of horseback archery ritual. This... More 

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