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“Enjoyed the Bamboo forest and hike”
Review of Shimogamo Jinja

Shimogamo Jinja
Ranked #40 of 1,388 things to do in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Worth the trip out of town and the hike was fun. Would recommend it. There were people who were cycling. The Bamboo forest was impressive - I kept looking for Pandas.

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

After a while in Kyoto, it is nice to get away from the crowds. This impressive Shinto shrine was not deserted, but there was plenty of personal space available to enjoy the spacious grounds. Probably shouldn't be at the top of your list of attractions, but definitely worth a visit if you are in Kyoto for more than a few days.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Kyoto is so lucky to have so many world heritage sites. This was one of my favorite shrines because its very big and there is space to move about. Its not as crowded as the other places we went to but every bit as lovely.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Very big shrine! Not so many tourists come here, so you can walk around and enjoy the religious atmosphere.

Thank JD D
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is just a lovely shrine. Not really out of the way, but tourists don't think about it because it isn't one of the "fancy" shrines. But walk from Central Kyoto along the Kamogawa and follow the river at it's fork into the park that leads to Shimogamo. This is Kyoto history at it's lovliest.

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