This shrine worships Japanese god of study. So many people who want to pass an entertaining exam for high school or university come to pray here. And it's also famous for the plum tree here.
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On the 25th of each month a flea market occurs on the premises. A hundred or so stalls containing food (takoyaki, karaage, grilled corn, sweet potato, okonomiyaki, yakisoba and more) and second hand kimono/yukata, antiques and tableware. We had a blast. Make sure you bring...More
This would have to be our favourite shrine as it was less populated and felt more local than being the usual tourist attraction that other shrines and temples become. A very peaceful surround and garden. This shrine offered a perfect location to relax outside a...More
We went to this temple before perusing the flea market which is held every 25th of the month. The temple itself is small but the grounds are beautiful and well worth a visit. The market was full of old knick knacks and clothes and it...More
We went because of the flea market that is held on the 25th of each month. The flea market was great and we got some superb deals, especially on used kimonos. But the grounds of the temple were surprisingly impressive considering they aren't on anyone's...More
I read about this temple on internet and was curious, we went to visitand discober a bautiful temple and garden surrounded by a forest right in the middle of Kyoto. Even if the plum trees were lossing their flowers the orchard was still very beautiful,...More
A beautiful temple with alot to see, you can experience how japanese citizens worship there belief and gods and how everything works. The temple itself was beautiful and i would recommend it to evrybody. It is the most beautiful in the evening!
This is one of the nicest shrines in Kyoto, and though it can be busy, you don't tend to get as many foreign tourists at this site as some of the others, which is something I really like as it helps with my immersion in...More