Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine (錦天満宮) is located on the famous Teramachi shopping street in downtown Kyoto city. Located along the Nishinki market, the temple is so beautiful and it is indeed a scenic view over there.
The shrine has existed since the Heian period, and was established originally in the home of Sugawara no Koreyoshi, father of Sugawara no Michizane (Tenjin). It was later moved to the estate of Minamoto no Tôru (son of Emperor Saga, and a possible model for Hikaru Genji, the eponymous protagonist of the “Tale of Genji”). The shrine believe in promoting commercial prosperity.
A variety of charms are available at the shrine, and for the year 2011, a Hello Kitty mascot charm based on the zodiac sign for a rabbit has been announced. There is also a mechanical Lion-dance fortune telling lottery at the shrine, so it’s an excellent opportunity to have your fortune told for the coming year.
錦天満宮 Nishiki Tenmangu
Tel : 075-231-5732
Add : 京都市中京区新京極通錦小路（新京極通四条上る中之町537）
Nishikikoj, Shinkyogokudori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
(537 Nakano machi,Shijyo Noboru, Shinkyogokudori)