Shimogamo Shrine

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Shimogamo Shrine (Photo: Takashi Images /

The Kamo Shrines, Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine are both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They are two of the most important and oldest shrines in Kyoto. They are located in the north of the city and are intentionally placed to ward off evil and Protect the city In fact, the two Kamo shrines are even older than the city, which became the national capital in 794.



〒606-0807 Kyoto, Sakyo Ward, Shimogamo Izumikawacho, 59 (Directions)


6:30 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 6:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 6:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 6:30 - 17:00
Thursday 6:30 - 17:00
Friday 6:30 - 17:00
Saturday 6:30 - 17:00
Sunday 6:30 - 17:00
Holidays 6:30 - 17:00

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What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Free guides/pamphlets
  • Prayer rooms


15-minute walk from Denmachi-Yanagi Station (Keihan Line)

5-minute bus ride from Denmachi-Yanagi Station to Shimogamojinja-mae stop (via city bus no. 4)

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