The main shrine to the memory of Sugawara no Michizane (better known as Tenjin, the father of Japanese learning) is in the ... More
Kameido Tenjin Shrine
The main shrine to the memory of Sugawara no Michizane (better known as Tenjin, the father of Japanese learning) is in the city of Fukuoka. However the local shrine here in Kameido is itself a popular place to visit. Both the garden and the heart-shaped pond are quite beautiful. The garden is famous for the vines from the wisteria trees that flank the two traditional drum bridges.
I took my parents here for the fuji (wisteria) festival which takes place around Golden Week (April/May). It was a good festival experience. Not too crowded by Japanese standards (meaning it was very crowded but bearable) and it had all the accoutrements of a Japanese festival. And the flowers were pretty and fragrant. So it worked out well. Unless something like this is going on or you are in the neighborhood for some reason, there is no reason to go here.
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