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May. 15, 2020 UPDATE

Ennichi (Tenjin-san) Market

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Traveler Friendly
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
Period25th of every month
VenueKitano Tenmangu Shrine
4351 56 8.7 1 reviews
May. 15, 2020 UPDATE

Ennichi (Tenjin-san) Market

- 縁日(天神さん) -
Traveler Friendly
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
4351 56 8.7 1 reviews
Period25th of every month
VenueKitano Tenmangu Shrine
Story & Recommendation
A huge flea market at the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
At the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, the 25th of every month is known as Tenjin-san.
This is because Sugawara no Michizane, the founder and enshrined god of the shrine, was born and died on the 25th.
Started over 400 years ago, the Ennichi Market kicks off at around 6 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m. While heading to the market in the morning might let you sift in peace and score a few bargains, coming after sunset will treat you to the incredible scene of the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine’s main hall illuminated by over 350 stone lanterns and 250 paper lanterns.
The atmosphere at the shrine around this time is a complete 180 from the bustling, lively, and slightly frantic, atmosphere of midday.
Every month, the market is visited by around 50 to 60 thousand people, so expect a crowd.
January (the first market san of the year), February (peak plum blossom season), June (Sugawara no Michizane’s birthday) and December (the last market of the year) are the most crowded with about 150,000 people expected to visit the market.
  • Sharing Kyoto Staff
    Shiho's Comment
User Reviews
8.7 Excellent
experience9.0 access9.0 photogenic8.0
Kelly Schenk - Netherlands
Dec. 29, 2019
Details
Event time
6 a.m. - around 6 p.m.
Cancellations
No
Price range
Credit cards
No
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