Kamigamo Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kamigamo Shrine and Shimogamo Shrine are a pair of shrines in Kyoto.
Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.
Hirano Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Kyoto which is famous for its gardens and trees. Hirano Shrine is a popular place to view cherry blossom in late March and early April. Hirano Shrine was established in 794AD by Emperor Kammu and has been the site of an annual cherry Read more [...]