Plum festival, geisha tea ceremony, and antique market Kitano tenmangu shrine in Kyoto!
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I visited the Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto on February 25.
Kitano-Tenmangu Shrine, founded in 947, is the head shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu shrines in Japan dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane.( imperial court aristocrat of 9th century)
Sugawara Michizane, who is enshrined at the shrine, loved plum blossoms.
There are about 1,500 plum trees here, and the garden of flowers is open to the public from early February to mid-March every year.
There is also a rest area where visitors who wish to drink tea can have ume tea and Japanese sweets.
Tea ceremony ritual by Geisha
There is also a tea ceremony performed by geisha on the grounds of the shrine.
We were also able to visit the shrine when early morning (8:00) it was still empty, so we had a very quiet time.
The Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is held every year on February 25.
The entrance fee is 1200 yen, open from 9:00-15:40.
If you are in Japan at this time of the year, please check it out.
There is also a monthly antique market on the 25th, where you can see Japanese antiques.
You can see plum blossoms, rituals and antique market at the same time!!
I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!