Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kita

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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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  • I went to GW. A lot of events were held such as Kitano Daichakai, monkey turning, art exhibition, and special exhibition of the blue moji of the historical site Miii. There were many things that i could see for free, and I enjoyed many places in addition to Tenmangu Shrine for a long time.
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  • Wonderful visit to the most authentic temple, apart from the most famous. In a beautiful neighborhood where to get lost. The temple to which every student comes to receive a divine help, which is never above ... We were on market day, very varied and smelling 1000 things! The best thing was to coincide with the annual holiday of the bloom of plums, every February 24th. We booked and made 2 hours of queue for a group of authentic Maikos and some Geiko to make us the tea ceremony. Very interesting and lucky to watch this party live. Indelible experience!
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  • 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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