Due to COVID-19, some information contained in articles may be out of date. Please check with establishments directly or see their websites for up to date info.
Aug. 19, 2020 UPDATE

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

- 北野天満宮 -
Traveler Friendly
Simple English brochures are available at the 'Shamu-sho' shrine office. It is a bit difficult to access Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, but it's right in front of the bus stop, so won't be hard to find.
Information
English brochures are available at the 'Shamu-sho' a shrine office English website available (please refer the link below)
Languages spoken
Japanese only
2403 25 8.0 1 reviews
Aug. 19, 2020 UPDATE

Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

- 北野天満宮 -
Traveler Friendly
Simple English brochures are available at the 'Shamu-sho' shrine office. It is a bit difficult to access Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, but it's right in front of the bus stop, so won't be hard to find.
Information
English brochures are available at the 'Shamu-sho' a shrine office English website available (please refer the link below)
Languages spoken
Japanese only
2403 25 8.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Enjoy the interesting architecture of this historical shrine dedicated to the Deity of wisdom
Established in 947, the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine enshrines Heian period scholar, writer, and politician Sugawara Michizane (845-903). The shrine also presides over more than 12,000 tenmangu shrines dedicated to Sugawara Michizane’s spirit across Japan and is affectionately referred to as “Tenjin san” by locals and worshippers. The Honden main shrine and Haiden worship hall are designated Japanese National Treasures and students from all over Japan visit them to offer a fervent prayer for their study as the shrine's dedicated to the deity of learning. This is also why wisdom charms are so popular with patrons to the shrine. Also in a theory, it is said that as Sugawara Michizane was born in the year of the ox, there are many ox statues around the shrine grounds too. It's believed that wherever you touch on the statue, you'll be healed. In addition to being known for the deity of learning, being a popular destination to fervent exam prepping school children and its miracle performing ox statues, the Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is also a popular spot in early spring for beautiful ume plum blossoms. You can usually catch the blossoms around late February to early March.
  • Sharing Kyoto Staff
    Yumemi's Comment
  • Sharing Kyoto Staff
    Shiho's Comment
User Reviews
8.0 Excellent
experience9.0 access7.0 photogenic8.0
Jack - United States of America
Nov. 26, 2018
Details
Open Hours
5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (April to September) 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (October to March)
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
None
Price range
For Hobutsu Den where valuable offerings and objects are stored. 【Admission fee】 Adults 800 yen Senior and Junior high-school students 400 yen Elementary school students 250 yen *Preschool children are free
Credit cards
Not accepted
There are many Japanese students on school trips in this shrine as it's a popular destination with school students. The shrine will be crowded on the 25th of each month as 'Go-en-nichi' events are held.
Share
Page Top