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Huge flea market at Kitano Tenmangu

Ennichi (Tenjin san)

Venue: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
25th of every month
The 25th of each month is known as a ‘Tenjin san day’. 25th is the birth and death anniversary day of honorable Sugawarano Michizane who is the person to construct the Kitano tenmangu. This event have been continued since 400 years ago and known as a god of the entertainment. Food wagons are packed together from 6am to 6pm, and after the sunset, Main-hall is lighted up and prominent with the light of 350 stone lanterns and 250 lanterns. There is a fantastic atmosphere which is different from the...more day time. Usually around 50000~60000 people are visiting to Tenjin san, especially January (the first tenjin san of the year), December ( the last tenjin san of the year), February ( the plum festival is held) and June 25th (the honor Fujiwara no michizane birth day) are crowded with about 150000 people.
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I went to the Tenjin san on December 25th, it is the last tenjin san of the year. The market was really busy and lively even though it was rainy day! Various kind of shops are packed together, everyone is looking for something what they want. Please be careful to get lost… After shopping, I could enjoy Kitano tenmangu shrine for praying.
Antique shops
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Antique shops
Antique shops are lined. Selling old Japanese pottery, second-hand clothes jewelries and the like. It is difficult to visit the antique shops for tourist even though Kyoto has many self-standing antique shops. So, Tenjin san is a good opportunity to enjoy the antique shops. Please enjoy talking or negotiating with shop staffs about the prices.
Kimono
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Kimono
Antique or remade Kimono are offered at many stalls. Size and prices depend on items, so please check the size or price to the staffs when you purchase. I hope, you can find out your favorite!
Shooting gallery
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Shooting gallery
It is a Japanese traditional game which is enjoyable for both men and women of all ages. Prizes include Japanese toys, sweets and snacks. Let’s shooting for what you want!
Foods
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Foods
How about a break? You will get tired to walk around. Japanese traditional foods, for example oden, takoyaki, fried noodle, fried chicken and so on are offered by woody food wagons. Each is a small size, so you can eat while walking!
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Ennichi (Tenjin san)
Phone +81 75-461-0005
Address Bakuro-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-city, 602-8386
Directions City Bus (50) or (101) from JR Kyoto Station; (203)Demachiyanagi Station to Kitano Tenmangu-mae
Event time 6am- around 6pm
Cancellations No
Fee Free
Credit cards No
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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Staff at the booths don't speak English, but it is nice enjoying the atmosphere. Rare items are available, too.
Information Japanese only
Languages spoken Japanese only
URL http://www.kitanotenmangu.or.jp/top_en.php
Ennichi (Tenjin san) +81 75-461-0005 Free 2/3

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