The Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine Market of Kyoto is held near Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, which is one of the most important shrines in Kyoto.
The shrine is located in the north-west part of Kyoto. The unique feature of the market is that it is held on the 25thh day of every month. Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine Market is the second largest in Kyoto. The locals also refer the market as Tenjin-san.
Come 25th of a month and the site of the Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine is taken over by the market. Amid the beautiful surroundings of the shrine, it’s a shopper’s paradise out there. The sprawling market sports a very colorful look. Hundreds of shops set up on the market premises offer a wide ranging variety of all sorts of things. You will get plants and saplings, foodstuffs, antique pieces, second-hand kimonos and much more. Get exclusive Japanese silk kimonos at around eight US dollars.
Stroll through the Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine Market Kyoto and find rare pieces of old Japanese ceramics, world famous Japanese dolls, beautiful crafts, curios and antiques. If you want to take something for the folks back at home, you may shop for the wonderful souvenirs that are up for sales. The products carry a distinct impression of the tradition and culture of Japan.
While shopping, you need not get too much worried about the prices of the products and merchandises. You will find things that perfectly suit your budget needs. Most of the stuff is usually on the cheaper side. If you are compulsive bargain-hunter, Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine Market is the place to be.
On the 25th day of any given month, the market is all set to roll in action at around 7 o’ clock. As the day progresses, the entire scenario cheers up and is booming with activities. It is advisable to get their early before all the good stuff is sold and the great bargains are missed. But if you push too much to win the bargain, you may end up losing it all. A polite ` ma-ke-te ku-da-sai’ or a best price request usually yields good results.