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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

931 Bakuro-cho, Kyoto 602-8386, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-461-0005
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“plum trees” (13 reviews)
“each month” (12 reviews)
“flea market” (29 reviews)
931 Bakuro-cho, Kyoto 602-8386, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-461-0005
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank Sassasan
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

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

Thank mattmulligan2015
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Another shrine worth visiting in Kyoto with beautiful buildings and grounds that create a peaceful ambiance.

Thank Olli S
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Not the best temple to see and it probably look nicer in the cherry blossom season.. nothing surprising here

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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

1  Thank rwheeler50
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

Thank Ororo_Granger
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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

Thank ExplorerC9
Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto
is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with
its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the
neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a
self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of
the city, it is a district where you can take it at
your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving
and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many
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Robin D
31 August 2017|
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Response from kimibar | Reviewed this property |
About the Tenjin-san flea market, which spreads out in the streets all around the shrine compound, the Discover Kyoto website says that "Though it is held every month, the markets in January and December are the largest." I... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from kara368 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is quite flat and one of the easiest to visit in Kyoto
Cherry M
26 November 2016|
Response from Claire P | Reviewed this property |
We went twice mid-March and they were not yet in full bloom, so I would say no they won't be blooming in Feb.