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Shinshogokuraku-ji Temple (Shin’nyo-do)真正極楽寺(真如堂)


This Buddhist temple located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City is commonly called the Shin’nyo-do. The temple was founded in 984 when the priest Kaisan enshrined a figure of Amitabha from the Jyogyo-do Hall on Mt. Hiei. This figure, called the “Nodding Amitabha,” is said to provide aid to women. The current temple hall was erected in the mid-Edo period (1693–1717). The grounds carry an atmosphere befitting a major temple and are home to the massive main hall (an Important Cultural Property) and a beautiful three–story pagoda. The temple is also fast becoming a popular spot to view the scarlet maple leaves and bustles with visitors in fall.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojishinnyochou 82 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757710915


Review of Shinnyodo Temple

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Reviewed:2018/10/13 Wonderful dry landscape gardens, few visitors
Perhaps because the temple's chief protector, Amitabha Tathagata, is only displayed once a year (15 November), or because the streets on the hill are too narrow for tour buses, this temple rarely...
Reviewed:2018/07/03 No crowds
A nice site in Kyoto that was not crowded when we visited, as are most other Kyoto sites. Beautiful temple worth one visit.
Reviewed:2018/05/09 Beautiful Temple
One of the nice temple visited, beautiful site with quiet tranquility. Apart from main temple nothing else to see but worth visiting once

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Joudojishinnyochou 82 [ map ]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
[Admission fee to worship] Adults 500yen, High School Students 300yen, Junior High School Students 200yen, Elementary School StudentsFree
3MondaySpecial Admission feeAdults1,000yen
Parking Lot
Available (10 spaces, coin park available)
Credit Card
Not available

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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.

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