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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.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Bakurochou

phone 0754610005

[Apr.-Sep.] 5:00-18:00
[Oct.-Mar.] 5:30-17:30
[lights up] Monthly 25 Sunday Sunset-21:00, Autumn Sunset-until 20:00

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[Apr.-Sep.] 5:00-18:00
[Oct.-Mar.] 5:30-17:30
[lights up] Monthly 25 Sunday Sunset-21:00, Autumn Sunset-until 20:00
open everyday
GroundsNo admission fee is required
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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.

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