About Kajuji Temple
It is said that Kaju-ji Temple was built on the site of the residence of Yamasu Miyaji, the ruler of Uji County in Shotai 3 (900).
The garden is comprised of two parts: one is pond garden with Himuro pond which is said from Heian era its center and a flat garden spreading out to the south of the shoin, which is said to have been built in 1686 as a gift from Gosei-in’s former palace.
Himuro pond used to extend further to the south, but was filled in during Hideyoshi’s construction of Fushimi Castle to build a new road, thus reaching its present size. It was a pity that we did not go all the way around the pond.
In “Jyui Miyako Meisho Zue (Illustrated Guide to Famous Places in the Capital)” published in 1786, “Himuro-ike Jugo Sho (Fifteen Places to Visit in Himuro-ike)”, in other words, 15 places of interest are described. The “Suibi no Taki” of those days is now a dried-up waterfall, and the number of Nakajima has decreased, but new attractions have been created, such as the construction of a new Kannon-do hall in 1935.
The “Shugyodaishi Sonzou” looks like a statue of a pilgrim, and is accompanied by a picture of the 88 pilgrimage sites on Shikoku.
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
|Location||〒607-8226 27-6, Kanshuji Nioido-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Entrance fee||400 yen|
|Access||5-minute walk from Ono Station on the Subway Tozai Line
Short walk from “Kanshuji” bus stop by Keihan Bus
|Parking lot||Free parking available|
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