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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Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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