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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.

place

Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Kodai-ji Shimogawara-cho, 530 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755250101
place

10:00-17:00

Review of Entoku-in

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/12 Hidden gem of a temple
This temple is part of Kodajis temple and usually the admission is sold as a package deal. However one can choose to see this single temple.

It is a small temple that offers tea services and...
Reviewed:2019/07/29 Serene zen moss gardens
Along the famous Nene-no-michi known for its multiple Kyoto style temples and buildings is the retirement home and temple established by Nene, wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Its very compact yet...
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...

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Address
Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Kodai-ji Shimogawara-cho, 530 [map]
Area
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Phone
0755250101
Hours
10:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
(However, there is a break due to legal matters)
Fees
[Adult]500yen
[High school student]200yen
Parking Lot
Available (High spaces temple parking lot)
Credit Card
Not available
Note
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 8, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.