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Shimogamo Jinja and Kamigamo Jinja are a pair of Shinto shrine in Kyoto.

They are among the oldest shrines in the country.

Both shrines are dedicated to the kami of thunder, and both feature prominently in the Aoi Festival, which occurs in May and involves a procession between the two shrines, horse races, and archery.

Alongside with several other shrines, temples and castles in Kyoto, it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Directions: A short walk from Shimogamo Jinja-mae Bus-stop
Open : 5.30am - 6.00pm

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Phone: 075-781-0010

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  • Updated Nov 2, 2006
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