Pay a visit to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, a significant Shinto shrine known for its thousands of red and white plum blossom trees. The shrine, founded in the 10th century, is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, an exiled scholar and poet who had a love for plum trees and featured them often in his famous poems. Stroll through the plum and maple groves and admire the temple building, which can get crowded due to its popularity with students, who come to pray for success in exams. Make Kitano Tenmangu Shrine a centerpiece of your Kyoto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kyoto trip itinerary planning tool .
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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Reviews
11月の三連休に訪問しました。 紅葉の観光シーズンと七五三で、とても混んでましたが、とても落ち着く場所でした。 紅葉があまり進んでいなかったですが、次回は、もう少し紅葉が進んだ時に訪問したいと思います。 more »I visited here for three consecutive holidays in November. It was very crowded with the tourist season of autumn leaves and Shichigosan, but it was a very calm place. The autumn leaves were not progressing very well, but next time, I would like to visit when the autumn leaves are a little more advanced.
言わずとしれた学問の神様。行った日は思ったより混んでなかったです。敷地内に無料の駐車場があり、ありがたいです。家族のお願い事をして帰ってきました。 御朱印もたくさんあり、迷うくらいでした。 more »The god of learning who was unspeakable. The day I went was not crowded than I expected. Free parking is available on site, which is a great place to stay. I came back with a family request. There were a lot of seals, too, and I was lost.
Shrine for success in study and plum blossoms. I visited here in mid Jan and was very happy to find some plum blossoms were already in bloom. Very big, beautiful and elegant shrine.
A must in the list. Popular with students who pray there for success in exams.
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