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A lifestyle blog by a London gal who loves plants, metal, bleaching my hair and Osaka

Wednesday 16 November 2016

Nagaoka Tenmangu shrine, Kyoto

Nagaoka Tenmangu shrine, Kyoto

In history class in Osaka Uni, one of my teachers told me that after Nara, Nagaoka was actually the capital of Japan, but for only 10 years. It was abandoned due to famine, disease and floods supposedly caused by a curse (!) so they decided to move the capital to Kyoto. I thought that was super interesting, so I grabbed Emily and we had a really chill day visiting Nagaoka Tenmangu. 
Our aim wasn't really to sightsee though, it was just to "ぶらぶら" (to hang around and do nothing in particular).

 We took the Hankyu train and got off at Nagaoka Tenjin, and then walked to Nagaoka Tenmangu. The shrine is pretty and was next to a lake. We got ice cream and chatted to one of the ladies who worked in the cafe, and wandered around. 

Nagaoka Tenmangu shrine, Kyoto

Nagaoka Tenmangu shrine, Kyoto

Nagaoka Tenmangu

Nagaoka Tenmangu shrine, Kyoto

After seeing the Shrine, we had a wander around the (pretty sleepy) area, got ramen and did Karaoke. It was a low key day, but perfect at the same time. Although super busy sightseeing days are fun, sometimes it's nice to just pick a random place near you and hang about a bit :) 

Thanks for reading! More Japan content coming soon ^^ In the meantime, why not check out:

Kitty Heaven at Gohtokuji, Tokyo// Shinsaibashi, Osaka mini haul and try on// Colour Freedom Misty Grey Review and Before and After
-Amy xoxo

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