Thursday, December 6, 2012

Shimogamo Shrine - Kyoto, Japan

This is the Shimogamo Shrine, which is located along the Kamo River. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This site is believed to be older then Kamigamo Shrine by 100 years  dating farther back before Kyoto became the capital. It is a lovely Shrine and more orange!!!
This is the Romon of the Shrine, is a tower gate or two story gate.

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Lots of little things to check out at all Shrines, just explore...

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A map of the complex to get ones bearings...

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Some of the buildings were being repaired...

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I enjoy watching the locals pray and walk to each shrine within the complex to wish for something. It shows there dedication and how it really is apart of their life.

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This is the Taikobashi bridge, I like neat detailed bridges like these!

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This is another small shrine over the water. It is called Mitarai-sha.

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I love ginko tree's and Kyoto has a lot. Look at them on the right! they are like fans!

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More empty ceremonial barrels for Sake.

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Thanks for checking out Shimogamo Shrine!

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Some info from Wikipedia!
Check out more shrines by clicking the shrine tag link under this post!

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