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Shimogamo Jinja

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59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

This place is pretty unique for its horses. We missed a horse show when we came here, but they have horse shows on a specific day of the month. I forgot what day it is, so you will have to check it out. Besides that,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lewdbei
Reviewed May 10, 2019

What an event to see in Golden week. It occurs on the 3rd of May every year at this shrine. We caught the subway to karamguchi station from kyoto on the karasume line and walked the 1.5 kms through the small streets to the shrine....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting with shrines , water wells etc . Lovely gardens to wander and quite peaceful for walking...

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Most won't visit these lesser traveled shrines in Kyoto sticking to the tourist-packed icons in Higashi-yama or Arashiyama. This is a beautiful shrine in beautiful park that enshrines it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Along with the Kamigamo, this is one of the oldest shrines in the city. It abuts a natural forest and makes for some lovely quiet walks. It's also not on the tourist bus track so you'll enjoy peace and solitude.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed September 11, 2018

This is a must-go if you are a fan of historical and cultural architecture. Apart from this, if you are superstitious, hoping that there would be good luck for your work, love life or health. This is a place for your inner peace and family...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

This is probably the most interesting shrine, if you go at the right time of year. Probably any festival - and we attended one in August - has some interesting traditions. You can walk through a river with a lit candle; ring a gong; watch...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Monty S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

While the shrine itself is certainly beautiful, it's fun to go near the end of July and attend the Mitarashi Festival. You can light a candle and walk through a knee-deep pool to place it at the shrine. In the summer heat, the cool water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Josh W
Reviewed July 31, 2018

We came here by chance by riding bikes from Kyoto Station all the way to here. It is worthwhile and we really enjoyed this place. No garbage bins.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank yyyzzz_utah
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

It is one of the famous shrine of Kyoto. Aoi Matsuri is so beautiful traditional festival on May, so please check the schedule ahead of time and then plan to visit there. Just walked through with young daughters also really good experience for me. Very...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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