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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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  • Taken from Kyoto station go to the saga Arashiyama Jr, Kitano Tenman-gu shrine autumn heard at their best, a stopover-machi in taxi to the Kitano Tenman-gu shrine. 見惚remashita in the mountains. And Kitano Tenman-gu shrine, I thought plum, spectacular, were the day's best.
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  • 這次剛好碰到每月的25日的古物市集, 是一個很有趣的經驗,很多的攤位放著奇奇怪怪的東西其實就像是跳蚤市場或者是二手商品,大家都像是在尋寶一般 有的真的好便宜,如果有充裕的時間,慢慢的逛也會認識不一樣的日本。 
  • Went for the first time, but leaves a little early but clean, and was impressed. Warm service to buy tickets of course see the fall foliage, and finally hot tea and sweets, and it was cold so it was nice. It is the place where you want to go.
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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.