Founded in 678, Kamigamo jinja is one of Kyoto's oldest Shinto shrines, and often mentioned in The Tale of Genji and other Heian literature. After Kyoto became the capital in 794, the shrine was headed by an imperial priestess (the Kamo Virgin) in the same manner as the Grand Shrine of Ise.
Bridge in front of the inner shrine at Kamigamo.
Gate to the inner shrine of Kamigamo.
A crow perches on one of Kamigamo shrine's buildings.
Inside the inner courtyard are two cones of raked sand honouring the mountain behind the shrine.
Courtyard of Kamigamo shrine.
Kamigamo Shrine is a popular place for traditional Shinto weddings.