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Shimogamo Jinja

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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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This is a virtual tour using Zoom, online conference system. This unique 1h tour brings you to one of the most beautiful and historical cities in Japan, Kyoto. Two friendly hosts will make your experience more interactive. We use not only photos or videos but also handmade materials or actual goods from guides' living room, that makes you feel livelier. You can ask them anything about Japan, Kyoto and other popular tourists spots by chat or by talk session after the tour. This tour will provide helpful hints for your future trip to Japan. PLEASE NOTE the tour time is Japan standard time. Make adjustment to your time when booking.<br>We'll send you Zoom URL invitation a few hours before the tour.
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coco h wrote a review Jul 2020
121 contributions23 helpful votes
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Beautiful & quite place The creek was nice & cooled us down People was surprised when they saw my little child was bare feet on gravel
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Emma C wrote a review Jan 2020
Oxford, United Kingdom2,236 contributions299 helpful votes
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I cannot believe that it took me 8 trips to Kyoto to visit Shimogamo-Jinja...it is beautiful and in such a wonderful location surrounded by tall trees and rivers on both sides. I was honestly surprised at how lovely it was. I visited towards the end of the day and had a lovely cup of tea with a wagashi (sweet) before having a good old look around with hardly anyone else there. Perfect!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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KupitDom wrote a review Jan 2020
33 contributions24 helpful votes
Today I spent almost three hours at one of the nicest shinto shrines in Japan I prayed boughtbtraditional EMMA (?wooden blessed by shrine) and you can write your own wishnifvyou believe it Emma from this shrine
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lawrence Yuo Hsih Chu wrote a review May 2019
Vancouver, Canada129 contributions84 helpful votes
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, they sell fortunes in small clay shaped horses. It's a nice place to visit, I wish we came when there were horses though. I got my 20th goshuin from this place.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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davehoppy wrote a review May 2019
Perth, Australia99 contributions51 helpful votes
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. We heard it was supposed to start at 1pm but found out it was 2pm as we arrived at 12.30. We saw the rituals being performed before we walked along the 400m track to try to find a place to watch the horseback archers. We found a spot 2 back in the crowd so get there early if you want a good view. There are thousands of people there sitting/standing and waiting for the main event after numerous people and horses are paraded for the crowd from about 1-15pm. Take some food something to sit on and try to get an elevated or front row spot. Numerous archers over the 3 rounds riding along at 60 - 70 kms an hour try to shoot at 3 targets along the track over about 400 m that get smaller after each round It was so interesting hearing the crowd cheering after every time a target is hit and replaced quickly for the next rider. We went to Japan in golden week for this unique and extremely old traditional event and were not disappointed
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Date of experience: May 2019
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