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Kamigamo Shrine in Summer

Gods of healing, guarding, and matchmaking

Kamigamo Shrine located in the north skirt of Kyoto, is a famous healing power spot. Pure water brought from Kamo River fills the precincts with comfortable healing power. This shrine has a longer history than Kyoto itself. After Kyoto became a capital of Japan, the shrine has worked as a guardian God to protect Emperor and Kyoto from evil spirit. Inner shrine, Kataoka-sha, enshrines a matchmaking God. The author of “Tales of Genji”, Lady Murasaki, also worshiped this God deeply. Huge numbers of heart-shaped tablets hang down inside.

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Olga 9 years ago
I also visited that shrine, but only after watching this video I understood its true beauty.

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