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Joruri-ji Temple (浄瑠璃寺)

This temple of the Shingon Risshu sect is located in Kamo Town, Kizugawa City, Kyoto. It is known as “Kutai-ji” (Nine-body Temple) due to the nine Amitabha Tathagata statues kept in the main hall. The garden, which represents the world of paradise, is a Jodo-style garden with Yakushi to the east, Amida to the west, and a pond in the center. The main hall has clay tiles laid laterally, and the interior pagoda houses a statue of Bhaisajyaguru. Both have been designated National Treasures. The standing statue of Kisshoten is famous as a Buddhist statue rarely shown to the public, and it is only displayed once each in spring, fall, and on New Year’s Day.

place

Kyoto Kidugawashi Kamochounishio Futaba 40 (Uji / NagaokakyoArea)

phone 0774762390
place

9:00-17:00
[Dec.--Feb.] 10:00-16:00
* Reception is 30 minutes each

Review of Joruri Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/06 Small temple with a beautiful fairy statue
There is a bus no.112 going to this temple from JR Nara, only spending half hour, quite convenient. Suggest to buy one day bus pass, only ¥500 each. Moreover, the wooden pass is cute. The temple is...
Reviewed:2018/11/02 Elegant main hall with superb images.
Elegant main hall with superb images and a pagoda to boot, this place was very nice when visited in Autumn. Watch the attendant sprint out of his hut for his Yen300.- if he thinks theres a car...
Reviewed:2013/11/08 Off the beaten path
Small temple I tranquil setting. The entry fee is Y300. The main hall has 9 Buddhist statues dating to 12th century, considered National Treasure. Theres a miniature shrine with a hidden statue of a...

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Address
Kyoto Kidugawashi Kamochounishio Futaba 40 [map]
Area
Uji / NagaokakyoArea
Phone
0774762390
Hours
9:00-17:00
[Dec.--Feb.] 10:00-16:00
* Reception is 30 minutes each
Closed
open everyday (Admission fee may not be available due to legal affairs, etc.)
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]400yen
Parking Lot
Not available (Private Charge Parking Available nearby)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Smoking area only Available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Garden available (transfer required for the main hall)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Garden is possible (in principle, it is not possible in the main hall)

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.