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One of the five Monzeki temples of the Tendai Buddhist sect. The temple is known as the most popular sacred place in the Rakuhoku area, and is related to Hideyoshi Toyotomi (a famous unifier of Japan). Not only impressive buildings such as Kyaku-den (Guest Hall) and Shin-den (Emperor Hall), but also two beautiful gardens (Yusei-en Garden and Shuheki-en Garden) are within the temple precinct. The Hydrangeas are in full bloom in the early summer rainy season, and maple leaves reflect the autumn sunlight and illuminate the entire area in red.
540 Raikoin-cho, Ohara Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto
Adults 700High school / Junior high students 400Elementary school students 200
Mar. - Oct. : 9:00-17:00 (gate closes at 17:30)November : 8:30-17:00 (gate closes at 17:30)Dec. - Feb. : 9:00-16:00 (gate closes at 16:30)
Events are held every month, so be sure to check their website for event information before you go.
Take a bus from JR Kyoto Station, and get off at Ohara Bus Stop. The temple is a 10-minute walk from the bus stop.
Take a bus from the Keihan Electric Railway Demachiyanagi Station, and get off at Ohara Bus Stop. The temple is a 10-minute walk from the bus stop.
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