Kyoto #40: 錦天満宮【Nishiki Tenman-gu】

The center of Kyoto&Nishiki market 
錦天満宮【Nishiki Tenman-gu】

錦天満宮【Nishiki Tenman-gu】is famous and popular for its benefits of academic achievement, the success of business and success of entrance exam of schools, which is all related to studying.

In addition, it’s located at the center of Kyoto, which can be reached within a 10-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station and Keihan Gion Shijo Station. Therefore, people can easily visit during sightseeing in Kyoto.

“Nishiki Tenmangu” is popular among Japanese tourists as well as foreign tourists because it’s near Nishiki Market and is very convenient for sightseeing, shopping and dining, so it is popular for everyone who visits Kyoto.


Nishiki Tenman-gu

It is a shrine that is enshrined by Michizane Sugawara, a well-known academic god, but is said to have settled in the center of Kyoto through various histories and relocations.

As I said above, it’s famous for some academic benefits. Since it’s Tenmangu Shrine, the main benefit is the achievement of academics, but it is also said that there is a profit for a prosperous business. For this reason, it is loved not only by students but also by many people.

And also there are many attractive things at the precinct, so please enjoy everything!!

Nishiki Tenman-gu is also famous for two Torii, which is often featured on TV and other media because of its interesting and funny features. If you look closely, both ends of the torii stick into the building. You’ll never see like this torii aside from here. Don’t overlook this torii.

錦天満宮【Nishiki Tenman-gu】


This is called 大願梅【Taigan-Ume】which is kinda amulet or charm that a wish paper is in it. And if you dedicate it to the tree of the Great Plum or bring it home, your wish will come true. You can see them on the tree around the main shrine.

錦の水【Sacred Water】
This sacred water is kinda power spot, so be sure to clean and get some benefits!! In addition, people can bring the famous water back home for free. There is a faucet at the back of the Tyozuya, and there are some people who come and take this water back home every day.

撫で牛【Statue of Ox】
When you visit Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine, stroke your head after stroking the head of the statue of the ox. It is said that if you do so, you will get smarter and better. Since everyone is stroking the head of an ox, the paint is peeled off and the metal base is visible.

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