Chion-in temple (知恩院)
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.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Rinkachou 400 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)
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- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Rinkachou 400 [map]
- [Worship times]9:00-16:00
- open everyday
- [GardenAdmission fee to worship/Yuzenen] Adults300yen, Children150yen
[Hojo gardenAdmission fee to worship] Adults400yen, Children200yen
[Common ticket] Adults500yen, Children250yen
- Parking Lot
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- Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 22, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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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.