About Chionin Temple
Chionin is a temple with a very large Sanmon and Mikagedo of Jodo head in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Chionin officially called the Kachozan Chionkyoin Otani Temple, and at the foot there is a Kacho junior college. The founder of this temple is Honen, and this is a temple built in the land where Honen who is the Jodo sect founder spent the second half of the life.
Chionin is a temple with a strong religious color that is active as active as Jodo headquarters rather than a temple for tourists who is common in Kyoto.
Currently, the largest Mieido has been undergoing renovation for eight years from 2012. No admission fee is required. I have never seen it, but there seems to be a hojyo garden for pay admission.
Chionin Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
400 Rinka-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Garden entrance fee||Yuzen Garden
High school students and older: 300 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 150 yen, group: 270 yen
High school students and older: 400 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 200 yen, groups: 360 yen
High school students and older: 500 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 250 yen, groups: 450 yen
|Usual viewing season||
|Parking lot||Parking is available, but we ask that you come by public transportation.|
Recommended places to visit in conjunction with
Yasaka Shrine is a shrine in Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and is said to have been erected in 656, and is also known as the Yamabokojunko endpoint of Gion festival.
If you go to the back of Gion Yasaka Shrine, there is Maruyama park. The Maruyama park is adjacent to the Yasaka Shrine, Kodai Temple and Chion Temple, and it would be fun to look around together.
Ishibekoji Alley, it is where you went a little south of the Gionyasaka shrine. The entrance is so small that it is not noticeable. It is in a place that is really hard to find.