Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Kamotaketsunumi ni Mikoto ( the patriarchal deity of Kamo clan ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Shimogamo Shrine
"下鴨神社(賀茂御祖神社)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 59, Shimogamoizumigawacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府京都市左京区下鴨泉川町59" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station on Keihan Electric Railway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-781-0010

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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