2. View the sights of Kyoto
  3. Kitano-Tenmangu



Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine locates at the north west part in Kyoto city’s center, near Kamishichiken (oldest entertainment district in Kyoto), and was found in 947. The god of study, Sugawara-no-Michizane is enshrined in this shrine, so this is known as Tenjinsan by local people and every year in the season of entrance examination, a lot of students come to wish their success here. This is also famous for great tea ceremony held by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (the strongest general in 1586-1598) and Sen-no-Rikyu in 1587. Every year in February and March, as many as 1,500 plum trees bloom out. And also in Autumn, Maple Tree Festival is taken place. On 25th every month, associated with the day Michizane died, market is held.