Jissoin Temple


About Jissoin Temple

Jissoin Temple

Jissoin is a Buddhist temple in Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, the founder is Joki, and the principal image is Acala. Jissoin is a small temple, but there are two Japanese-style gardens in the precincts. One of them is between Shoin and precinct in the Sansui garden. One of them is between Shoin and Kyakuden in the Sansui garden. Another garden is the majestic rock gardens with views of Mt. Hiei.

In addition, “floor maple” and “floor midori” are worth a look because the outside trees are reflected in the floor of the room called the waterfall room. (Photography is prohibited.) Jissoin is known as its famous viewing maple leaves spot in northern Kyoto city.

Apart from the photos listed here, it was a place where there was a tightened atmosphere unique to temples such as a magnificent Buddha statue.


Jissoin Temple photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒606-0017
121 Iwakura Agura-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-781-5464
FAX 075-781-5464
Entrance fee High school students and older: 500 yen, elementary and junior high school students: 250 yen, preschool children: free
Usual viewing season Red leaves
Early November – Early December

Kyoto bus
Take routes 21, 23, or 24 and get off at “Iwakura Jissoin” bus stop.

20 minute walk from Iwakura Station on the Eizan Electric Railway Kurama Line

Parking lot Sightseeing bus, reservation required
Free parking
※No personal car during fall season
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