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Hokongoin Temple (法金剛院)

Temple

A Buddhist temple located to the left of Narabigaoka Hill to the west of JR Hanazono Station. Originally the mountain retreat of Minister of the Right Kiyohara no Natsuno in the early Heian period, in 1130 it was restored as the Taikenmon-in by the wife of retired emperor Toba. The temple was then destroyed in the Onin War and then rebuilt by Shochin of the Sennyu-ji Temple in 1617. The temple houses a great number of Buddhist statues, paintings, and crafts. The Fujiwara period seated figure of Amitabha, the temple’s principal object of worship and a designated Important Cultural Property, is particularly worthy of note. In summer, some 90 varieties of sacred lotus bloom on the temple’s grounds, and thus the temple is also known as the “Lotus Temple.” The arrangement of the stones which make up Ao’onna-no-taki, Japan’s oldest artificial waterfall, creates a stunning sight, and the temple’s garden is designated a Special Place of Scenic Beauty.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Hanazonooginochou 49 (Ayashiyama / SaganoArea)

phone 0754619428
place

9:00-16:00
Kanrenkai Reiwa 2 years 7/11(Saturday)-8/2(Sunday) 7:00-15:30(Information desk closed)
*16:00 Gates shut

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Hanazonooginochou 49 [map]
Area
Ayashiyama / SaganoArea
Phone
0754619428
Hours
9:00-16:00
Kanrenkai Reiwa 2 years 7/11(Saturday)-8/2(Sunday) 7:00-15:30(Information desk closed)
*16:00 Gates shut
Closed
12/30, 31
Fees
[Adult]500yen
[College student]500yen
[Elementary/High school student]300yen
Parking Lot
Available(10-15spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (Pamphlet)
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (No inside the hall due to stairs, garden is possible)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Not possible (only guide dogs are allowed)

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.