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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (北野天満宮(北野の天神さん))

Popularly known as “Kitano no Tenjin-san,” this Shinto shrine is located in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City. The shrine was founded in 947. It is also the head shrine of all 12 thousand Tenmangu and Tenjin shrines throughout the country dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of scholarship. The shrine is frequented by students and test-takers not only during entrance exam season in winter but throughout the year. The main shrine, erected in 1607, is a National Treasure and a magnificent example of Momoyama architecture. Famed for its Japanese apricot blossoms, a gorgeous open air tea ceremony is performed by Kamishichiken geisha at the shrine during the Plum Blossom Festival on February 25. The shrine also bustles with numerous street stalls and people during the Tenjin Market, opened every month on the 25th.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Bakurochou (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0754610005
place

[Apr.-Sep.] 5:00-18:00
[Oct.-Mar.] 5:30-17:30
[Light Top] Sunset-21:00 on Mondayly25Sunday, Sunset-during Momiji-en open period Until 20:00

Review of Flea Market Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/13 Love a great flea market
It was actually pouring down rain the day we went to this flea market but we still had a great time. There were tons of booths with lots of interesting and different things to purchase at a...
Reviewed:2019/04/28 Great market
This was a second visit to this market which I think is better than the one at Toji Temple which seems to get more publicity for some reason. It is really huge with lots of people and the quantity of...
Reviewed:2019/03/25 Tat.
It’s an alright place to mooch about if you don’t have anything better to do, I wouldn’t go out of my way to get here though as we did... based on these madcap reviews below. It’s just full of crap...

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Bakurochou [map]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0754610005
Hours
[Apr.-Sep.] 5:00-18:00
[Oct.-Mar.] 5:30-17:30
[Light Top] Sunset-21:00 on Mondayly25Sunday, Sunset-during Momiji-en open period Until 20:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available About 300spaces
* Not available on Monthly25Sunday
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Notation in English, Chinese, etc., Pamphlets and Omikuji Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (Hug it)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.