Shimogamo Shrine (下鴨神社)

Shimogamo Shrine(下鴨神社) sits in a peaceful, wooded area of Kyoto. It is one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A traditional gate called a torii(鳥居) marks the path to the front gate.

Visitors are greeted by the iconic red main gate.




The interior has some interesting buildings and a courtyard. There is another torii, a bridge, and a small pond.