Just beyond the torii is the romon.
Built in 947 to appease the spirit of Sugawara no Michizane, Kitano Tenmangu is an important Shinto shrine in the Kamigyo-ku area of Kyoto. It was one of 19 shrines chosen by the emperor to receive imperial messages which reported important information to the kami (spirits/gods). Today, the temple is most known for its plum trees. An annual ume festival is held here each February.
Kitano Tenmangu. Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto.