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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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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