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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
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Ranked #34 of 1,119 things to do in Kyoto
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Sydney, Australia
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Great archetecture”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Stunning place to visit, a lot to take in and walk around. The buildings are amazing. Good place to visit worth the time

Visited June 2013
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“I touched the cow and i was blessed”
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Last year the Aoi Matsuri festival was cancelled due to bad weather. I went to this shrine after an old lady recommended it and offered to take me there. Thanks oba-chan! ^^! There were lots of students who were on school trip when i got there so i just joined the gang. I studied Japanese language BTW. I found out that if u touch or pet the cow statues u will get smarter! yeah~! When facing the shrine, the cow on the right side is dedicated for girls while the cow for guys is on the left side. This is the perfect shrine to pray at because soon i'll be graduating and taking a national certification exam. And so we petted its head so hard~ each wishing to give us better grades and pass the our own exams... After my trip and went back to my country i was shocked to be on top of my class (i was one of the highest but never consistently placed 1st) and a high grade on the national certification exam. Cheers!!!!

Visited May 2012
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“If you're around the 25th, dont miss the market”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

While the temple itself isnt very special and is perhaps only worth it during the fall light up, the market is a lot of fun! the different kimono, antiques and other nick-knacks makes it unmissable. Check it out on the 25th of every month

Visited March 2012
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Orange, Australia
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“Pray for Academic Achievement”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is the most famous shrine for an academic achievement in Japan. I visited this shrine just because it was close to my main destination Golden Pavilion. Although the shrine was not as impressive as Golden Pavilion, because it doesn't take much time to see both of them, it may be a good idea to visit this shrine as well. Admission is free.

Visited June 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Deeply serious / Fun Flea Market”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

This Shinto experience, dedicated as it is to the power of education, is a handsome example of the balance that comes from asymmetry design as practiced so perfectly in Japan. The friendly flea market held on each 25th of the month (where we had a remarkable Christmas flea market fest) is exceptional, brilliantly culinary and brilliantly brimming with antique treasures of the kind so popular in Kyoto. From kimono to tea kettles or sake heating pots, from very old scrolls to modern "seconds" tea bowls and cups, their is never a dull moment. Easy to bargain. Easy to smile and take spectacular photos. During the best moments there are people mingling with market venders and the buying public who dress up in ensembles resembling the best kabuki costumes you will see in either kabuki or butoh. Look these people in the eye and smile . . . . . you could be allowed to take a memorable photograph. Some of the best bargains are found here and some of the best moments of contemplative solemnity. It is not Buddhist, but it is deeply Shinto, something to broaden the experience of Japan. If you find this review helpful, please give it a helpful vote. Thanks!

Visited November 2011
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