This is a mountain temple of the Jodo Buddhist sect in Higashiyama, with a renovated thatched hut that was once used for six o’clock prayer by Honen priests and their followers. The road leading to the temple has white sand platforms on each side representing water, and by passing between them one’s mind and body can be purified. The garden with pond is particularly wonderful in the autumn season when changing leaves can be seen. The temple is full of special sights including Fusuma-e (painting on a sliding screen) by Kano Mitsunobu, and the grave of Tanizaki Junichiro only open during special time-limited events.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shishigatanigoshonodanchou 30
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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shishigatanigoshonodanchou 30 [map]
- open everyday
- Free (during the period of Shonai special release, Admission fee of Shonai is Charge)
- Parking Lot
- Not available
- Credit Card
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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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.