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Nishiki Tenmangu

Shinkyogoku Shopping District
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Address: 537 Nakanocho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8042, Kyoto Prefecture
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08:00 - 20:30
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USD 116.03*
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Kyoto Cooking Class, Sake Tasting and Nishiki Food Market Walking Tour
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Small-Group Nishiki Market: The Heart of Kyoto Cuisine
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Scholar-led Private Nishiki Market Walking Tour

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Small shrine but a lot of people

Small shrine but a lot of people almost toward the end of Nishiki market. There are many drug store, desert shops, souvenir shops, and restaurants nearby.

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

At the end of Nishiki Market street, Nishiki Tenmangu is dedicated to Sugawarano Michizane, a scholar of the Heian Period. It is a very small schrine. So, don't overlook!

Thank Kimitaka S
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Small shrine but a lot of people almost toward the end of Nishiki market. There are many drug store, desert shops, souvenir shops, and restaurants nearby.

Thank daikin
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We discovered this tiny shrine by accident. After spending the whole morning at the Nishiki Market in order to avoid the rain outside. The shrine was frequented by many Japanese and the place was crowded with worshiping activity. Much to our interest we join-in with the local and had a wonderful time observing their ritual.

Thank Charn P
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

I passed here at night and stopped by because of the lights of lanterns which is so attractive. Small shrine but still looks good even its location is in the middle of shopping street. If you have a change to go to Teramachi at night, don't forget to stop by.

Thank Penguinov
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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

It's located at the end of nishiki street, and is connected to the shopping streets. At first we didn't recognize that it was a shrine - but all the lanterns that decorate the gate is impressive! There were a lot of locals and tourists together inside the small space - some praying, some taking the water (must boil before drinking,... More 

Thank 338unik
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Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit when walking around the Shin Kyogoku shopping street. A small and neat shine and you will be attracted by the lanterns outside the shine

1 Thank KianHwee L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Located slap bang in the busy shopping area a lovely little temple well worth a quick visit - looks really pretty at night when the lanterns are lit you will probably stumble on it when shopping so no need to make a special visit

3 Thank swift314
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

When you are walking around the Shin Kyogoku Shopping Street, you will encounter this super small, but very neat shrine. Since it is on the Nishiki Koji Street at its easternmost spot, it is called the Nishiki Tenman-gu Shrine or the “Tenman-gu Shrine at Nishiki .” It enshrines the spirit of Sugawara Michizane, a Heian Period scholar and politician who... More 

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Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

What a beautiful peaceful place that has a lot for the eye to see. There's old houses to shrines to pools of grass carp. Enjoy the peace and quite.

Thank fe d
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Reviewed 22 April 2015

I loved this little shrine. It was just small and intimate, peaceful, and with a lovely little garden aroind the side. Not a 'must see' Kyoto sight, but well worth popping in if you are visiting Nishiki market.

Thank KateJS

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Shinkyogoku Shopping District
Those who delight in shopping and cuisine will find themselves at home in Shinkyogoku. Lauded and visited by locals for its Nishiki Market, where baskets of fragrant spices, dried fish, and just-fried foods are piled high along the snaking streets of its enclosed outdoor shopping spaces, Shinkyogoku is not only a hub for fresh fare, but also for fast fashion fixes. Trends-in-the-making can be spotted in the tall windows of several one-of-a-kind stores featuring local labels and modish boutiques. Arcades, outdoor concert spaces, mega department stores, and small, enchanting cafes have sprung up to accommodate the increasing traffic. Whether looking for souvenirs and kitsch on Shinkyogoku Street, or scoping out the massive food court and restaurant floor at Takashimaya Department store, there's something for every wallet or purse, and a buyer for every item.
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