A remnant of Heian Japan
Officially known as Kamo-wake-ikazuchi-jinja, Kamigamo Shrine covers around 761,300 square meters, the entirety of which is a designated World Heritage site. Of the approximately 60 buildings in the shrine compound, 41 are National Important Cultural Properties. Moreover, the Honden main hall, reconstructed in 1863, and the Gonden hall are both national treasures. Every year on May 15, the shrine plays host to the the Kamo-sai, or Aoi Festival, which is one of the three great festivals of Kyoto. Other famous rituals at the shrine include the Kamo-Kurabe-uma on May 5, and the Karasu-zumo on September 9.
[Access] City Bus from JR Kyoto Station, and approx. 3 min. walk from the Kamigamo Jinja-mae or Kamigamo Misonobashi bus stops
[Credit Card Payment] Not accepted
[Foreign Language Support] Yes
- Postal Code
- 339 Motoyama, Kamigamo, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Open year-round