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Shimogamo Jinja

59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-781-0010
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59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807, Kyoto Prefecture
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"shinto shrine"
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"world heritage site"
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"tourist crowds"
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"autumn color"
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"free entry"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think bus is convenient to get there, tourists is not so much, but this shrine is very old, beautiful, quiet and calm. 神社の中に小さな川が流れており、その小さな空間が作り上げられ方が美しく、心穏やかになります。 境内に続く道脇で保育園児が遊んでいる風景も微笑ましい。 由緒ある神社にpowerもらえます

Thank gun2016
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Really enjoyed wandering through the lovely gardens here. The tall bamboo is so peaceful and a much better alternative to the crowded bamboo grove in Arashiyama.

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The Shrine looks lovely and there are hardly any tourists. It's a good place to go if you would like to get away from the huge tourist crowds that appear from the buses in other areas. When I visited, there were only a handful of...More

Thank Maartje_0001
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Shimogamo Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It also had free entry and free bike parking. It was a pretty area with traditional red Japanese bridges crossing over a stream. The grounds of the shrine area covered a large area and there was a...More

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a lovely old shrine in woodland on the north side of Kyo to. I was fortunate to visit during an annual festival in July, when you walk through the stream and drink its water. Such things help you to get a sense of...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

If you've seen any other shinto shrine, this doesn't really standout, but it's not crowded and it's really nice, so if you're close just take a look. I did it in the way to Shisendo and eventually the Silver Pavilion.

Thank Anders L
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This is world heritage site in Kyoto. You can usually enjoy autumn color later than other shrines. They have Japanese style cafe in the site.

Thank レインボー1939
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is not one of the top ten attractions but I personally liked it. I spent around 2 hours going around this not so crowded place. It is 6 minutes walk from the nearest station and is beautiful with a little pond.

Thank janani s
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

It took several minutes to walk from the bus stop to get here. Then, it took another few minutes to walk the long path to get to the shrine. Some of the TripAdvisor reviewers for this place incorrectly called it a temple. They do not...More

Thank PlanetOz
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The temple is located in a forested area in northern area of Kyoto. It was mostly Japanese tourists when I visited and definitely a respite from the other sites packed with foreign tourists. Calm and relaxing.

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