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Shojiji Temple (勝持寺)

A Buddhist temple located in Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City famed since ancient times for its beautiful cherry trees. The temple was founded in 679 by devotees of the ascetic En no Gyoja on the orders of Emperor Tenmu in 679. The temple houses numerous Important Cultural Properties, including an 85.1 centimeter tall standing figure of Bhaisajyaguru (the temple’s principal object of worship); another, minutely detailed 9.1 centimeter tall figure of Bhaisajyaguru made of cedar (and a figure within a figure), and three meter tall figures of the two Deva kings. Visitors can also enjoy viewing rare architectural examples up close.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Oharanominamikasugachou 1194 (Ayashiyama / SaganoArea)

phone 0753310601
place

9:30-16:00

Review of Shojiji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/10/10 Hana no tera (Flower Temple)
Shojiji is known as a place where Saigyo, a famous poet at the beginning of Kamakura Period, entered the Buddhist priesthood. There is a cherry tree, which is associated with him, and so it is called...
Reviewed:2019/04/25 Beautiful in Spring & Autumn.
Beautiful in Spring & Autumn but when the blossoms and red leaves have disappeared perhaps not so pretty? Just sitting on the balcony listening to the sounds of the big old temple bell being rung was...
Reviewed:2019/04/10 Beautiful and worth the trip
We visited this while staying for a week in Kyoto, and loved it. The grounds and temple are beautiful, and there is a lot of history associated with the Shogun period. Definitely worth the tour and...

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Details

Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Oharanominamikasugachou 1194 [map]
Area
Ayashiyama / SaganoArea
Phone
0753310601
Hours
9:30-16:00
Closed
Feb. Is a visit suspension (reservation required)
Fees
[Adult] 400yen [Junior and senior high school students] 300yen [Children] 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

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.