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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.
3, Kita-Saga Kitanodan Town, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
April - June: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm September - November: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm July - August: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Special religious ceremonies Times may be subject to change during typhoons and heavy rain Occasionally closed for holiday
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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