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Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. Located in Kyoto next to the Kamogawa river it is a short walk from the centre of the city. The Shrine is set in a natural mini forest that contains many large trees, beautiful pathways and streams. Shimogamao Shrine is designated as a World Cultural Heritages Site.

Shimogamo Jinja
Can you see the magic ray of light passing through the gate?
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Heading up to the entrance way
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
There are many great buildings in the Shimogamo complex
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Beautiful blue skies in the morning
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Looking through one of the main gates
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Official colors and emblem
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
The Shrine is set in some beautiful surrounds lush with greenery
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Lots of people walking around enjoying the early morning
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Entrance way
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
The pathways are very peaceful to walk down
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
A mini forest
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Light through the trees
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Nice flowers
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
One of the main gates to the Shrine
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Walking the paths
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Shade with light
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Streams in the forest
Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto
Prime red

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