About Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine
Nishiki Tenmangu shrine worships Michizane Sugawara known as the god of learning as its Saijin. Its location is in the middle of Shinkyogoku Street just in front of Nishiki market which is the kitchen in Kyoto. Because of this, in addition to the benefit for academic achievement, business flourishment is also cited as its benefit. It is familiarized as “the heavenly god in Nishiki” from the local residents.
In Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine delicious groundwater called “Kyoto’s famous water the water in Nishiki” is gushing out. It seems that people from the neighborhood eateries come to fetch.
There is a design error in the torii between Teramachi in Nishikikoji Street and Shinkyogoku and we can see bizarre landscape that both side tops of the torii are sunk into the building.
Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
537 Nakano-cho, Shinkyogoku-dori-Shijo-noboru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
|Access||Get off at Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and walk 10 minutes.
Get off at Keihan Gion-Shijo Station and walk 10 minutes.
Board a city bus (routes 4, 5, 17, or 205), and get off at Shijo Kawaramachi stop. 5 minutes walk.
|Parking lot||none(Use nearby coin-operated parking)|
Recommended places to visit in conjunction with
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