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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 30 March 2017

We went at the end of March, and although there were no cherry blossoms yet, we caught a good glimpse of plenty of plum blossoms that were in full bloom at the end of winter. Tenman-gu is very spacious and easy to walk around, with...More

Thank Ines K
Reviewed 28 March 2017

a lively shrine, with large jingle-type prayer bells that orants pull. Cows are associated with this scholar-made-a "kami." Students come here to pray for good exam results. So placid but muscular cows in bronze are scattered about, with their red bibs on shrine holidays. Nearby...More

Thank kimibar
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Another beautiful shrine, especially in March, at the time of plum blossoms. Not as crowded as others in Kyoto

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Premise: I visited the temple during march, when the many plum trees of the temple bloom. The plum blossom was incredibly nice! Less crowded and more "zen" than the cherry blossom, here you won't see people seated, eating & drinking. Mostly older, japanese people come...More

Thank ziobilly2015
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If anybody is a fan of Noragami, you would know that Tenjin is enshrined here-- Other than that, Kitano Tenmangu is a shrine which is quite fun to visit due to the number of cow statues around. Spend some time hunting for them.

Thank SeraphinaKey
Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is a beautiful shrine. It's nice to witness the plum blossoms on spring time and the leaves during autumn. It is best to take the bus going to this place.

Thank psylocketravel
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We visited the Kitano-tenmangu in a snowy afternoon in February. The Grand Bach hotel we stayed put notice of the plum blossom places with the update information of the stage of the flower booms. The Kitano-tenmangu plum tree garden is opened for a 700 yen...More

1  Thank Ben C
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

The best mix of buildings and gardens. Try and go when there is a market in and around the shrine. We had the plum blossom and there was a geisha show on. Market was fantastic. Lots of praying so more to see and appreciate.

Thank David G
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Nice place to hang out especially when it's really hot in mid august or during the fall changing leaf times.

Thank kara368
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Not many tourists come to the Kitano Tenman-gu shrine. Whereas the locals are here in force. Students pray for good results. The prayers bells, the clapping and the sound of money hitting the wooden containers is ceaseless. There is a long line up to pray...More

Thank Peter K
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?
25 November 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