Apr. 06, 2020 UPDATE

Delve into the World of the Kitano Tenmangu Area - From Basic Info to Hole-in-the-wall Spots; this is the Kitano Tenmangu Area -

Are you planning a trip to the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine? If so, then we think there are a few things you need to know to make the most of the shrine and its surrounding neighborhood.

The Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of Kyoto’s many popular sightseeing spots. Especially during the plum season of late Feb-early March, the area’s abuzz with both tourists home and overseas.
Blooming earlier than cherry blossoms, Japanese plums call about the coming of spring with their beautifully vivid flowers.

However, sadly, outside of this season, the magic of the Kitano Tenmangu area isn’t so well known.
Around the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine itself, there lie a swath of hole-in-the-wall spots–including the Kamishichiken district, one of Kyoto’s few hanamachi (geisha districts), the Nishijin district, known for its luxury silks, and the very unique Yokai Street.
In addition to these sightseeing spots, the area’s also the birthplace of a number of unique foods even within Kyoto–and in recent years has gained notoriety in the city for its number of trendy new cafes.

In this feature, we’ll be delving deep into the Kitano Tenmangu area in four separate parts; Part 1 “Kitano Tenmangu Basic Info,” Part 2 “Model Course,” Part 3 “Recommended Spots,” and Part 4 “Kitano Tenmangu Food”
Part 1Kitano Tenmangu Basic Info
Near the famous Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) in the North-west of Kyoto City lies the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. The Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is …
Part 2Model Course
In this part, we’ll be taking a look at a model course–based on the actual route locals take–that makes sure you get the most out of your trip to the Kitano Tenmangu area …
Part 3Recommended Spots
While the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine may be the symbol of this area, there’s also a number of other spots that are worth …
Part 4Kitano Tenmangu Food
In this part, we’ll be looking at some of the amazing restaurants and sweets shops in the Kitano Tenmangu area! In addition to …

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