Kamitani Jinja Shrine (Kamitani Tachinomiya)

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This shrine is a Kyoto Prefecture-designated cultural property.

In one corner of Kamitani Jinja Shrine is a large “iwakura” or sacred rock. Ancient people used it to measure the best season for agriculture based on the angle of the sunlight hitting the rock from Kabutoyama Mountain on the east. This is considered to be a ruin of an ancient religious festival of the sun, from when celestial bodies were worshiped as deities.

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