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Kamigamo Shrine or Kamo-wake-ikazuchi-Jinja which is its official name, is the oldest Shinto shrine in Kyoto. Kamigamo Jinja has preserved the legends relating to the birth of the shrine deity, Wakeikazuchi. The area contains many large trees such as oaks and weeping cherry trees coexisting in harmony. Kamigamo-jinja was officially registered in 1994 as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in recognition of its importance as a monument of ancient Kyoto.