Haru Cooking Class
Haru Cooking Class is a friendly one-man cooking school located in a private home a little bit north of Demachiyanagi. The school's...
Kyoto Botanical Gardens
The Kyoto Botanical Gardens occupy 240,000 sq metres and feature 12,000 plants, flowers and trees. It is pleasant to stroll through the...
Kyoto Concert Hall
This is Kyoto’s main classical music venue. It’s a lovely hall with excellent acoustics and it never fails to draw an appreciative crowd...
This funky place near Demachiyanagi Station serves excellent falafel and a range of other dishes, as well as offering a set menu (from...
59 Izumigawa-chō, Shimogamo, Sakyō-ku · interesting places nearby
This shrine, dating from the 8th century, is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is nestled in the fork of the Kamo-gawa and Takano-gawa rivers, and is approached along a shady path through the lovely Tadasu-no-mori. This wooded area is said to be a place where lies cannot be concealed and is considered a prime location to sort out disputes. The trees here are mostly broadleaf (a rarity in Kyoto) and they are gorgeous in the springtime.
The shrine is dedicated to the god of harvest. Traditionally, pure water was drawn from the nearby rivers for purification and agricultural ceremonies. The Hondō (Main Hall) dates from 1863 and, like the Haiden hall at its sister shrine, Kamigamo-jinja, is an excellent example of nagare -style shrine architecture. The annual yabusame (horseback archery) event here is spectacular. It happens on 3 May in Tadasu-no-mori.