Kamigamo-jinja

  • Address: 339 Kamigamomotoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Dedicated to: Kamowakeikazuchinomikoto
  • Founded: 678 (?)

Its formal name is the Kamowake-ikazuchi-jinja. One of the oldest shinto shrines in Japan is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.






A monument showing the name of this shrine, "Kamotaisha"




The Second Torii in the distance




"Geheiden"




Second Torii




"Tatezuna", sand cones representing the mountain
where the deity enshrined here descended




Pine needles pierced on top of one of the sand cones




"Chōzuya", ablution pavilion




"Rōmon" gate




"Chūmon", main gate




The entrance of "Honden", main hall
where the deity Kamowake-ikazuchi-no-kami is enshrined




"Rōmon" (rear view)




"Tamabashi" bridge in the foreground




"Hashidono" (left) and "Tsuchinoya" (right)




The emblem of this shrine "Futaba-aoi", Asarum caulescens




Scarlet leaves of maple




"Chōnoya"




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