Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine is a shrine with a unique torii gate in the middle of Nishiki Market
The entrance of Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine is illuminated by Japanese lanterns. The shrine is located in the Shinkyogoku Shopping Street, which now may seem like an odd place for a shrine, but the roots of the shrine go back a thousand years, to the year 1003 when a temple called Kanki-ji was founded, and a shrine enshrining Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning, was also founded to protect the temple.
The temple and shrine were moved to the center of Kyoto as a part of the reconstruction of Kyoto by the shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The temple was moved into Higashiyama during the Meiji period because of shinbutsu bunri, the separation of Shinto from Buddhism, shrines from temples. The shrine that remained in the current place was Nishiki Tenmangu, and even to this day, many people visit this shrine to prosper in their studies.