At Kitano Tenmangu-ji (Shrine): "Tenjin-San Markets" Kyoto Shopping Tip by vic&michael

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Tenjin-san Markets is held at Kitano Tenmangu-shrine on the 25th of Every Month. So, if you're in Kyoto over the 25th of any month, you should come to the markets and check out all the cool things to buy!
I just love Market Athmosphere. There are so many people, so many stalls with interesting foods and nick-nacks!
Michael and I especially enjoy trying out strange food-on-a-stick at the markets. Here, Michael tried bbq Octopus on a stick, and mochi (pounded rice) on a stick, and I tried frozen banana dipped in chocolate on a stick! It was so yummy. There were so many other types of food to try too.

What to buy: Second-Hand Kimonos and Obis. Some are in good condition, you will have to dig through the piles of 2nd hand kimonos to find them.
Antiques- old Japanese money, war memorabilia, furniture, wood-block printings.
Pottery-antique and new pottery is sold here.

What to pay: You could spend nothing, and just have a day of walking around and absorbing in all the new sights. Or, you could spend heaps of money on buying antiques. I usually just spend about $5-10 on trying out lots of new foods!

Address: Kitano Tenmangu-Ji
Directions: From Kyoto Station, catch bus number 50 (takes about 30 minutes)
Theme: Antiques

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 29, 2006
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