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Entoku-in Temple圓徳院


Located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, this is one of the sub temples of the Kodai-ji, Rinzai Kennin-ji Buddhist temple. Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s legal wife, Kitanomandokoro (known as Nene), spent the last 19 years of her life here. The temple’s North Garden is comprised of the Kesho palace and garden at Fushimi Castle, places where Nene spent much time with Hideyoshi, which were moved here by Nene and prepared by Kobori Enshu (Masakazu). The garden is in the Momoyama period style and is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty. The temple also possesses numerous Important Cultural Properties, including screen paintings by Hasegawa Tohaku (1539–1610). On the third day of each month, the temple makes its principle object of worship, Sanmen Daikokuten (a three-faced figure of Mahakala) which ensured Hideyoshi’s success in life, open to the public. Visitors can make a prayer by writing a wish on a gourd-shaped slip of paper.


Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Kodai-ji Shimogawara-cho, 530

phone 0755250101


Review of Entoku-in

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/09/20 Lovely respite from the rain and walking
Accidentally stumbled upon this little temple with 2 kids ages, 9 and 11. It was pouring rain all day, and we were completely soaked and tired from walking around most of the day. I saw a little...
Reviewed:2018/04/04 exquisite small temple
Just off the main tourist track, this lovely small temple holds 2 exquisite gems:a dry garden and beautiful screens. It is worth visiting to see these and to experience the tranquil atmosphere.
Reviewed:2017/09/26 A beautiful place to relax
The Entokuin temple cost us around 500yen to enter. You can get a combine ticket to see kodaiji and Entokuin temple plus the museum for 900 yen.The art work inside beautiful and features landscapes...

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Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Kodai-ji Shimogawara-cho, 530 [map]



open everyday
※ But there is a holiday due to legal)
[Adult] 500 yen
[middle and high school student] 200 yen
Parking Lot
Available (high spaces temple parking lot)
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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