About Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine
Nagaoka Tenmangu is a shrine in Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto Prefecture, and is known as “Tenjin-san” and “Nagaten-san” among its citizens. The shrine is famous for its azalea flowers. The best of Kirishima Azalea which is planted a lot is the end of April, and the vivid red reminds me of the foliage.
In the neighborhood of this shrine, I saw a few shops selling the fresh bamboo shoots that day. It will be a good souvenir for those who visit from April to mid-May, which is the season of Nagaokakyo bamboo shoots.
Access to Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine is a 10-minute walk west of Nagaoka Tenjin station on the Hankyu Kyoto line. If you are accustomed to Kyoto, please be careful because you will hit sense of direction.
Nagaoka Tenmangu Shrine photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
2-15-13 Tenjin, Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto
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|Parking lot||Private parking available (no parking for large buses)|
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