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Tadasu-no-Mori is a sacred grove associated with an important Shinto sanctuary complex known in Japanese as the Kamo-jinja, situated near the banks of the Kamo River just north of where the Takano River joins the Kamo River in northeast Kyoto City, Japan. The ambit of today's forest encompasses approximately 12.4 m2 (although originally it was 4,950,000 m2), which are preserved as a National Historical Site. Due to wars during the Middle Ages and a supreme edict in the 4th year of the Meiji era, it was reduced to its present area. In 1983, the forest was designated as a National Historical Site and in 1993 it was proclaimed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

There are 4 small rivers, flowing through the forest and about 4700 trees of over 40 species. Festivals, such as Aoi Matsuri are staged here. The forest is also a source for many mysteries things; for example, two trees planted nearby always grow into one etc. There are a lot of Kyoto citizens strolling here and it is also beautiful during the season of falling leaves.


12 minutes from Demachi Yanagi Station. 25 minutes from Kyoto Station on the Kyoto City Bus.

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Description: Tadasu-no-Mori

Sights Tadasu-no-Mori (糺の森)
Address 59 Shimogamoizumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone / Fax Phone: 075-781-0010
Duration 1Hour(s)
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Tadasu-no-Mori