Jikishian Temple
Jikishian Temple
Jikishian Temple
Jikishian Temple Jikishian Temple Jikishian Temple


This thatched-roof temple, which stands quietly in the middle of a bamboo forest, was started by a student of Rinzai Zen in 1646. Many visitors come here to write what is on their mind in the “Omoidegusa Notebook”. The precincts of the temple also include the Kaisando Hall, the Mizuko Jizo statues, the Omoidegusa Kannon statue, and a Dojo practice hall. A monument with the words of Akiko Yozano’s famous song can also be seen here.

  • Address

    3, Kita-Saga Kitanodan Town, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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  • Entry fee


  • Opening Hours

    April - June: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    September - November: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    July - August: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

  • Closed

    Special religious ceremonies
    Times may be subject to change during typhoons and heavy rain Occasionally closed for holiday

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  • Best Season

    Nov., Dec.

  • Point


  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Approx. 45-minutes from Kyoto-Minami Interchange on the Meishin Expressway

    Approx. 15-minutes by bus from JR Saga-Arashiyama Station. Approx. 15-minute walk from "Daikakuji" bus stop

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