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Chion-in temple (知恩院)

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Temple

This Buddhist temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City is the head temple of the Jodo Pure-land Buddhist Sect. It was founded on the grounds where Pure-land Sect founder Honen built a thatched hut and passed away. After his death the Tokugawa family expanded the grounds and began construction of what would be the large-scale temple. National Treasures of Japan on the ground include the Miedo Hall and the three main gates before the temple while the Karamon gate and the great bellower have been designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan. A definite point to see are the three two-story wooden gates before the temple, which are the largest in Japan. * The Miedo Hall is closed for repair until 2020.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Rinkachou 400 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755312111
place

[Worship times]9:00-16:00

Review of Chion-in Temple Daishoro

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/19 School excursion
We walked up here and watched a monk explain the importance of this huge bell to preschoolers.
Short 1 Min walk from main complex.
Worth it
Reviewed:2019/11/24 面白い構造の鐘楼
大鐘楼と言うだけあって、鐘も建物もビッグサイズですね。興味深かったのはその形で、TVで見られるように大人数の僧侶が力を合わせてつかないといけないほどのサイズなので、鐘と周囲の土地は同じ高さの平面です。よく鐘楼が高床や石垣が組まれた土台の上にあるのと比べると、逆の意味でその大きさを感じました。
Reviewed:2019/10/21 大きな鐘
1635年に鋳造された大鐘(重文)です。17人がかりでつく除夜の鐘は、京都の風物詩です。宝佛殿の横からの段を上がっていくとあります。

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Details

Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Rinkachou 400 [map]
Area
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Phone
0755312111
Hours
[Worship times]9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[GardenAdmission fee to worship/Yuzenen] Adults300yen, Children150yen
[Hojo gardenAdmission fee to worship] Adults400yen, Children200yen
[Common ticket] Adults500yen, Children250yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 22, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.