Woodland Kyoto

Ikimi Tenmangu Shrine

Dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, famous as a deity of learning, Ikimi Tenmangu Shrine is the oldest of the Tenmangu shrines in Japan, built during Sugawara Michizane's lifetime. This shrine is said to have found its origins when Takebe Genzo, a figure in the famous kabuki play "Sugawara Denju Tenarai Kagami," enshrined Michizane as a living deity to pray for his safe return when he was demoted to a minor post in Dazaifu, in modern-day Kyushu. The tranquil shrine grounds include 15 shrines, including Itsukushima Shrine, dedicated to the goddess of beauty, and Akiba Atago Shrine, which enshrines the god of fire.

1-67 Misono-machi, Sonobe-cho, Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Approx. 12 minute walk from the West Exit of Sonobe Station on the Sagano Line
- Approx. 4 minutes by car from the Yaginishi IC on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway
Business Hours
Free shrine entry
Free parking lot