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I was not really impressed by the shrine, but the views of Kyoto you can get from the hill in the back of the shrine. The place is beautiful, it even has a small river within it. You can spend a lovely afternoon there.
Honestly, I was heading here to see the Kasagake Shinji (Horseback Archery) which is in October, and generally starts around 1pm. I arrived a bit late (3:30pm), and all the events had ended by then, so presumably the crowds and traffic, too.
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This shrine is located further up north in Kyoto, and it doesn't attract a lot of tourist, so it's very peaceful and quiet. The architecture is beautiful, and since it was close to Tanabata, they had tanzaku (wish papers) to make a wish. It's a...More
Because we were already in northern Kyoto on a Sunday, we decided to visit this much less frequented shrine, yet another Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. Pretty easy to get there by bus. We stumbled upon a...More
I visited this temple a couple of times as it was local to the hotel I was staying in. The main temple is huge, to go inside you must take off your shoes. It isn’t the most awe inspiring but there is something very understated...More
Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest Shinto Shrines in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well known for two sand cones on its grounds that serve a purification function for the shrine, and have been made ritually since ancient times....More
Thankfully, even with a few updates.. Kamigamo Jinja remains the place that it has always been. One can find a beautiful area in which to walk, feed the shrineʻs horse and learn about the area. When finished at the shrine take a short walk through...More
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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Kamigamo Shrine would be an amazing place for a Wedding. When I was visiting in September, a famous Kabuki Actor married a famous actress there. Kamigamo Shrine is a bit far afield and I don't believe there would be many... More
Kamigamo Shrine would be an amazing place for a Wedding. When I was visiting in September, a famous Kabuki Actor married a famous actress there. Kamigamo Shrine is a bit far afield and I don't believe there would be many hotels in that neighborhood. The area immediately near the Shrine is more of a neighborhood than an area with hotels. I would choose a more central location for staying and make sure to arrange transportation to the location, since it is a bit of a walk form any train stations. I took a train to the nearest station and then took a bus (I speak Japanese), and while it wasn't hard, it took a little figuring out. Taxi's or rented mini-van's would be easiest for guests.