Kamigamo Shrine

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Japanese script: 上賀茂神社
Area: Kyoto
Address: 339 Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8047 [map]
Access: 1.6 km from Kitayama Station Karasuma Line (K3)
1.8 km from Kitaōji Station Karasuma Line (K4)
Hours: 09:00-16:00

On the banks of the Kamo River in northern Kyoto, Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest in Japan.

A world heritage site, it was established in more than 1,300 years ago in 678. While none of the structures from that time survive, the shrine is famous for the worship hall (haiden) which was rebuilt in 1628.

The shrine is the finishing point of the Aoi Matsuri – one of Kyoto’s most famous festivals.

There is a market on the 22nd of each month. City buses 4, 46 and 67 frequently stop nearby.