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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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+81 75-781-0010
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 25 May 2017

As all over Kyoto there are crowds or tourists and tourist buses, but the shrine did not seem overrun. Well worth a look in its forested setting.

Thank David B
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Worth the trip out of town and the hike was fun. Would recommend it. There were people who were cycling. The Bamboo forest was impressive - I kept looking for Pandas.

Thank Atm530
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

After a while in Kyoto, it is nice to get away from the crowds. This impressive Shinto shrine was not deserted, but there was plenty of personal space available to enjoy the spacious grounds. Probably shouldn't be at the top of your list of attractions,...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kyoto is so lucky to have so many world heritage sites. This was one of my favorite shrines because its very big and there is space to move about. Its not as crowded as the other places we went to but every bit as lovely.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Very big shrine! Not so many tourists come here, so you can walk around and enjoy the religious atmosphere.

Thank JD D
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This is just a lovely shrine. Not really out of the way, but tourists don't think about it because it isn't one of the "fancy" shrines. But walk from Central Kyoto along the Kamogawa and follow the river at it's fork into the park that...More

1  Thank hiart
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Shimogamo is a lovely shrine to visit on any given day, with a very picturesque stream and many smaller shrines dotted around the area as well as a beautiful woodland area on the road leading to the main shrine. However, it stands out because of...More

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Another world heritage site in Kyoto. While not as glamorous as many other temple attractions in Kyoto, it does offer a nice treed environment for a leisurely stroll.

Thank Ricky Y
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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