Suika Tenmangu Shrine


About Suika Tenmangu Shrine

Suika Tenmangu Shrine

Suika Tenmangu Shrine is located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City. It is said to be the god of water and fire prevention. It is familiarly known to locals as “Suika no Tenjin-san”.

In 923 (the first year of the Enryaku-ji Temple’s reign), the temple was built by the order of the Emperor Daigo, who requested that the temple’s priest Soni of Enryaku-ji Temple be built as a guardian deity against water and fire disasters.

Located just off the Tenjin Koen-mae bus stop on Horikawa Dori, it is known by locals as a secret cherry blossom viewing spot with few tourists.

It was raining lightly the day I photographed, but there were quite a few people who came to see the cherry blossoms.

Within the precincts of the shrine, there is a complete set of items typical of a Shinto shrine: the Rokutama Inari shrine, the Noboritenishi stone on which the spirit of Michizane is said to have alighted, the Succession Stone donated by a recently promoted person, the Kinryusui well water said to cure eye diseases, and the Tamagoishi, a stone for easy delivery.

If you come here expecting numerous cherry blossoms, you may be a little disappointed, but I thought it would be a great urban oasis for the neighborhood residents.


Suika Tenmangu Shrine photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒602-0071 722-10 Ogi-cho, Horikawa-dori Kamigoryomae-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL:075-451-5057
Entrance fee free
Access 10 minutes walk from Kuramaguchi Station on Subway Karasuma Line
Get off at Tenjin Koen-mae bus stop on routes 9, 12, and 67 of the city bus.
Parking lot none (Coin-operated parking available nearby)
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