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Shogunzuka Seiryu-den Temple (将軍塚青龍殿)

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When Emperor Kanmu embarked on the transfer of the capital to Heian-kyo, he buried a 2.5-meter tall clay statue of a shogun to protect the capital in a mound and prayed for the capital’s security, which is the origin of the name Shogunzuka. The okutono of the Daigomado’s Seiryuden which was built in 2014 enshrines the National Treasure Aofudo, and in front of this is an elaborate reproduction which has been created for worship. On the premises is a large observatory made of wood that is 4.6 times the size of Kiyomizudera Temple’s platform which allows visitors to enjoy a large panoramic view of Kyoto’s cityscape.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Yamashina-ku Zushiokukachouchou 28 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0757710390
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/06/07 Beautiful!
Went early morning, and it was amazing! Nobody was there, and I could enjoy a silent view of the city. But what amazed me was being the only one sitting in front of the VERY beautiful painting of Ao...
Reviewed:2018/06/26 Great view of kyoto
We didnt hike from the bottom, but still rewarded with a spectacular view of the city from this viewpoint. The temple looked beautiful, but really went for the view of the city on a sunny, clear...
Reviewed:2017/09/10 Loved the hike, but note that the Y500 Seiryuden view is far better than the free Shogunzuka Viewpoint.
Loved this little hike behind Chioin-in. I got the directions from the insidekyoto website. We did it early in the morning and were rewarded with the mediocre view of Shogunzuka Viewpoint. Wish we...

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Yamashina-ku Zushiokukachouchou 28 [map]
Area
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Phone
0757710390
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults500yen, Medium High School Students400yen, Elementary School Students200yen
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
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.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (partially possible)
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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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.