Shimogamo-jinja 【World Heritage】

The oldest shrine in Kyoto surrounding by the forest

The oldest shrine in Kyoto surrounding by the forest

The official name is Kamomioya-jinja. It is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto, located in the northern part of Tadasu-no-mori. During Aoi Matsuri Festival, held annually on May 15, the elegant scroll painting unrolls from the Imperial Palace via the Shimogamo-jinja, and then expand to the Kamigamo-jinja. Additionally, it is said that people could prevent from summer weight loss and illness by bathing foot in the Mitarashigawa upon Mitarashi Matsuri, which is held in July.

Information

Address
59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto 606-0807
Access
12-minute walk after getting off at Keihan Demachiyanagi station. City bus from JR Kyoto Station, getting off at Shimogamo-jinja Mae bus stop (or Tadasunomori Mae)
Phone
075-781-0010
Hours
06:30-17:00
Holidays
None
Admission
Free for precincts
Website
https://www.shimogamo-jinja.or.jp/english/