Saturday, April 3, 2010

Kitano Tenman Jinja

Two views of the stone stairs at Kitano Tenman Jinja in the Kitano-cho region of Kōbe at the foot of mount Rokkō. It is said that Taira-no-Kiyomori (平 清盛), a general of the late Heian period who was responsible for the establishment of the first samurai-dominated administrative government, founded the shrine. The Shrine also offers an expansive view of Kōbe on a clear day.


  1. There's no one around. Did you visit this temple in the early morning before the tourist crowd?

  2. It was early morning just as this temple opened for the day and it is slightly off the well beaten tourist path. I also tend to wait for the right shot which can take awhile, this morning I had the luxury of time and the weather was cold and rainy which did not hurt either.