Founded in the 8th century, Shimogamo-jinja is often mentioned in The Tale of Genji and other Heian literature.
Torii and curved bridge in Shimogamo's extensive grounds.
On the night of the Harvest Moon, the shrine has a festival featuring the kind of bugaku court dancing that was popular in Genji's day.
Bugaku performance at Shimogamo shrine on the eve of the Harvest Moon.
Shimogamo Jinja shrine courtyard.
Shimogamo Jinja shrine south gate.