Shimogamo-jinga Shrine

Local name下鴨神社
LocationSakyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Shimogamo Shrine in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in the Shimogamo district of Kyoto city's Sakyō ward. Its formal name is Kamo-mioya-jinja. It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The term Kamo-jinja in Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto; Shimogamo is the older of the pair, being believed to be 100…

Tags Place of WorshipShintoismUNESCOMonasteryFreeHeritage
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Opening hours

Summer: daily: 5:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Winter: daily: 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Free admission.

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +81 75 781 0011

Address Kyoto, Japan

Coordinates 35°2'13.897" N 135°46'21.234" E

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