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Kitano Tenman-gu 北野天滿宮, Kyoto
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Pay a visit to Kitano Tenman-gu 北野天滿宮, a significant Shinto shrine known for its thousands of red and white plum blossom trees. The shrine, founded in the 10th century, is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, an exiled scholar and poet who had a love for plum trees and featured them often in his famous poems. Stroll through the plum and maple groves and admire the temple building, which can get crowded due to its popularity with students, who come to pray for success in exams. Plan to visit Kitano Tenman-gu 北野天滿宮 during your Kyoto vacation using our convenient Kyoto vacation trip planner.
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  • Shrine of Sugawara road, why is autumn and spring of monthly 25 days at street fairs antiquary and street vendors and crowded and rare and antique lovers and fair like becomes unbearably fun place.
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  • The gate, get parking tickets. Less than an hour to go, and cannot be played. Please careful with you around the neighborhood to tenmangu shrine.
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  • Tried going to the shrine later was picked up by tamori's DOI. Partially because it was unfortunately leaves before it is published.
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  • This shrine is famous for its cherry trees and during the season, swarms of people go there and enjoy drinking and eating under the trees.
  • Must Visit diring Spring & Autumn Oct25-Dec6th
  • One of the most beautiful Shinto shrines we've seen across Kyoto.
  • It's supposed to help with your studies if you come here. Can't hurt, I guess.
  • Lovely temple complex with beautiful plum blossoms in early March.