Oct. 12, 2018 UPDATE

Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine

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Traveler Friendly
They have brochures in English at the shrine and the head priest is an expert on the history of Kyoto. He can tell you in English about it if you are interested and he has time.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese, English (not always present), and French
3186 43 7.3 1 reviews
Oct. 12, 2018 UPDATE

Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine

- 錦天満宮 -
Traveler Friendly
They have brochures in English at the shrine and the head priest is an expert on the history of Kyoto. He can tell you in English about it if you are interested and he has time.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese, English (not always present), and French
3186 43 7.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
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.
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User Reviews
7.3 Great
experience7.0 access8.0 photogenic7.0
Laura - Japan
Oct. 12, 2018
Details
Open Hours
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
Credit cards
Not accepted
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