Tadasu no Mori, which literally translates to "Forest of Correction" or "Forest of Purification" in English, is located in the Sakyo Ward of Kyoto City, at the site of the Kamomioya Shrine. The forest itself 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 term Kamo-jinja in Japanese is a general reference to Shimogamo Shrine and Kamigamo Shrine, the traditionally linked Kamo shrines of Kyoto. The Kamo-jinja serve the function of protecting Kyoto from malign influences.
Positioned at the convergence of the Kamo River and Takano River, the area of Tadasu No Mori's virgin forest encompasses about 12.4 hectares, or 124,500 square meters (more than double the size of Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty stands).
The preserved forest of Tadasu No Mori lies wi