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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine (北野天満宮)

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.


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

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Review of Flea Market Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

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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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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Bakurochou [map]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
open everyday
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available (300spaces)
* Monthly 25 Sunday is parking not available because of the relationship Sunday
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Not available
English Menu
Available (English/Chinese pamphlet Available)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (possible to hold or put in a cage)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Kyoto Areas


          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.