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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

931 Bakuro-cho, Kyoto 602-8386, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-461-0005
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931 Bakuro-cho, Kyoto 602-8386, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-461-0005
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Reviewed December 16, 2016

not easy to visit all in kyoto, even,if i lived in kyoto for 6 years and i am going once a week, if i am in Japan still a lot to see. but this beautiful shirine i sure remember.

Thank F4023NZalbertos
Reviewed December 5, 2016

This Temple you will see many Japanese students, pay respect to this God will suppose help them to improve grade and pass examination etc, the Ox statue also very special, was told if one have sickness of certain part of the body, just touch the...More

Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed December 2, 2016

Beautiful grounds with interesting moss-covered trees and little niche plantings that demand photo-taking. (We live in the desert, so green and moss are very appealing ;-) Terrific Fall Colors, too, Many, many different statues of Bulls: perfect for the Zodiacal Taurus in your life!

Thank brad W
Reviewed November 26, 2016

We went during autumn leaves season, the garden was very nicely organized, it was a treat to the eyes. We were able to see a demonstration of traditional drumming which was interesting. The shrine itself is pretty small, but still worth a visit, especially every...More

Thank Shi Hao L
Reviewed November 23, 2016

You can feel the history at Kitano. Look at the beautiful wood carvings on the gates (mons). Look at the students (and their parents) come in with a wish for better education. Walk through the fine museum. And lastly walk through the historic entertainment district...More

Thank Kyotocat
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Tenman-gu Shrine in northwest Kyoto has a 1,000 year history and is expansive. The plum blossom festival on February and a garden home to 250 maple trees for magnificent viewing during the autumn "momoji" season. If you only have 2-3 days in Kyoto, you would...More

Thank warren D
Reviewed October 22, 2016

We visited here twice for koyo. Ginkgo was the source of foliage on our first visit. Initially, we did not pay to go into the momiji grove (ume in spring). The grounds are free, the garden/grove is not. 
The long entrance path lined with lanterns...More

2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed September 5, 2016

This Shrine is less famous hence much less tourist and mostly local visiting only. This is free to public and I believe that there is flea market once a month in the vicinity of the shrine. This is between Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji so you...More

Thank Lukas N
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Bus 101 from Kyoto bus station (outside Kyoto Station) Takes you directly to this shrine. It is quite a long way but this is an express bus which does not stop at every stop. It took about 2o minutes. The shrine is well spread out...More

1  Thank 1950cjd
Reviewed August 27, 2016

At one end of the Nishiki Market there is this shrine pretty popular among the students, because a scholar was the found of this temple.

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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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Cherry M
Are the plum blossoms in full bloom around february 11th?
November 25, 2016|
Response from Kyotocat | Reviewed this property |
Kitano has great plum blossoms, but I don't know the blossom date and it obviously varies according to weather conditions. Suggest you contact a hotel concierge and ask when the blossom normally takes place