Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan: photo by William Corey

Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, by William Corey. Shimogamo Shrine in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in the Shimogamo district of Kyoto city's Sakyō ward. Its formal name is Kamo-mioya-jinja by MyohoDane

Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan: photo by William Corey. My niece spent a year in Kyoto and speaks fluent Japanese. I was born on the Japanese Riukan Islands in Okinawa. I guess you could say I was literally "made in Japan!"

Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto, Japan: photo by William Corey. My niece spent a year in Kyoto and speaks fluent Japanese. I was born on the Japanese Riukan Islands in Okinawa. I guess you could say I was literally "made in Japan!

Shimogamo shrine in snow, Kyoto, Japan!

Shimogamo shrine in snow, Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan and is one of the seventeen Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

Shimogamo Shrine: Kyoto's Primeval Forest

Shimogamo Shrine sits at the edge of a primeval sacred forest — Tadasu no Mori. It's the last vestige of a virgin forest that's thought to protect Kyoto from malign influences.

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