Unryu-in Temple

A Shingon Sennyu-ji Buddhist temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City that was erected at the request of Emperor Go-Kogon in the Nanboku-cho period. Due to its deep connection to the imperial household, it has been given the high status as a special head temple despite also being a sub temple located within the Sennyu-ji Temple. The Colored Paper Windows in the Renge-no-Ma are actually glass windows placed within four paper sliding doors; many visitors enjoy the Japanese atmosphere of the garden as viewed through these windows. Other windows in the building such as the Window of Bewilderment and the Window of Enlightenment carry Buddhist themes. Each year on the second Monday of January (Coming of Age Day, a running figure of Mahakala normally kept in the kitchen is moved to the main temple hall for the Senzan Shichifukujin-meguri (Seven Gods of Fortune Pilgrimage).

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Sennyujiyamanouchichou 36
open everyday
*May be canceled due to legal requirements
[Admission fee]400yen
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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.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Tricky to find, lonely, and a little jumbled
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.10.20
    We hoofed up the hill from Tofuku-ji, and by now we were completely alone. There wasnt anyone at the desk where you could pay to get in. By this point in the day, we were starting to feel nickled...
  • Unryuin was amazing
    5.0 Reviewed:2016.05.17
    It was a bit difficult to find, but when found it was amazing. It was really quit, only 3 other people were there. It was the most beautiful temple I saw in Kyoto. The garden is beautiful, and the...
  • ^_^
    5.0 Reviewed:2016.05.12
    ‼︎운류인은 보물중의 보물이다 이제는 교토에 가면 먼저 잘 있는지 인사하고픈 정도이니까. 오해라도 좋았지만 이곳 운류인은 알려지지않았으면 하는 바램까지 들 정도이니까 규모도 작고. 일단. 교토역에서도 버스이용시 십분 정도. 하차는 센뉴지에서 하면된다 센뉴지 이정표대로 끝까지 갔다가 센뉴지 표 받는곳 가로질러 가던가 우측으로 돌아서 끝까지 가시면...

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