Kamigamo Shrine (上賀茂神社), twinned with Shimogamo Shrine to the south, is an important Shinto shrine in northern Kyoto. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is known across the country for its iconic Tatesuna & Saiden sand cones. The shrine is also surrounded by a picturesque primeval forest.
Budget travel tips
- Visiting shrines can get expensive in Kyoto, so consider this shrine and Shimogamo Shrine if your wallet is a bit empty. They are both free!
- There is a convenience store just across the bridge if you need anything to drink or some cheap snacks.
Open: 5:30 to 17:00
How to get there
Recommended hostels and cheap hotels
It’s best to stay nearer the center of Kyoto, so try our Kyoto accommodation guide.