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Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine - Kyoto

Located at 604-8042 Nakagyo Ward, Nakanocho, Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture, Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the Kami Tenjin. Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine Tenjin is a Japanese deity who is referred to as the Sky God. He is also known as the god of scholarship, academics, and learning. Since the shrine is dedicated to Tenjin, it is no surprise to see many students come to the shrine and offer prayers during exam season.  Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine History Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine was founded in the year 1003. The shrine was originally built at Sugawara-in. Since then, it has moved to different sites until its final relocation during the Momoyama Period (1583 - 1600). Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine entrance as seen from Nishiki Market Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine - Kyoto City Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine's nishiki-no-mizu Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine stamps Presently, Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine receives plenty of foot traffic not only because of the student pilgrims but also due to the f

Nishiki Market - Kyoto

Located at Nishikikoji-dori between Teramachi and Takakura, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture, Nishiki Market  ( 錦市場 ) is a five-block long shopping street known as Kyoto's Kitchen.  Nishiki Market  ( 錦市場 ) Nishiki Market Details Also called Nishiki Ichiba by the locals, this narrow shopping street is famous for retail stores that specialize in food-related products. This is a good place to buy high-quality knives and cookware, fresh seafood, different ingredients, and Kyoto specialties like streets and dried seafood, different ingredients, and Kyoto specialties like sweets and dried seafood. There you are! Nishiki Market ! Nishiki Market - Kyoto City Inside Nishiki Market Exploring Nishiki Market Yubakichi - one of the historical stores in Nishiki Market famous for their soy products Nishiki Market is also home to several stores selling exotic foods like the takotamago , barbecued sparrow, and many more. So if you're looking to test your palate with unique and so

Ginkakuji Revisited 2019 - Kyoto

It was only last year when I last visited Ginkakuji ( 銀閣寺 ) . It was also my first time visiting it. You can actually read my diary entry HERE . Ginkakuji Revisited 2019 For those who are not familiar with Ginkakuji , it's located at 2 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City in Kyoto Prefecture. This temple is one of the 17 UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city.   Ginkakuji History Ginkakuji - Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture Ginkakuji was originally built as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa . The name Ginkakuji actually translates to Silver Pavilion as he originally planned to cover the building with silver leaf similar to the gold leaf-covered Kinkakuji which was built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa's grandfather Ashikaga Yoshimasu. Sadly, Yoshimasa died even before the plan to cover Ginkakuji with silver leaf came to fruition.  Walking towards Ginkakuji from Imadegawa Street Ginkakuji Precinct Map Going in Ginkakuji's gate Ginkakuji 's ticket booth Ginkakuji Adm

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