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Kamo-wake ikazuchi Jinja (Kamigamo-jinja Shrine)賀茂別雷神社(上賀茂神社)


This shrine in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, enshrines the patron god of the Kamo clan. It is said the shrine was founded in 678 when the god Kamowakeikazuchi no Okami descended to the foot of Mt. Kamosan during the reign of Emperor Jimmu. The god is said to protect against misfortune, grant good fortune, victory in battle, and protect the power industry. The main hall and temporary shrine are both National Treasures and were last rebuilt in 1863 while the 34 worship halls rebuilt in 1628 are designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan. On May 15th they hold the Aoi Festival, one of Kyoto's three largest festivals, and many people come to watch the procession which is put on in Heian-period costumes.

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place Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kamigamomotoyama 339
phone 0757810011



Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kamigamomotoyama 339 [map]



[Opening hours for worship]5:30-17:00(Subject to change during festivals)
open everyday
[Special visit] First ear charges Adults 1 person 500 yen etc.
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Kyoto Main Areas


Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.