Kajuji Temple


About Kajuji Temple

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
Telephone TEL:075-571-0048
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
Site URL勧修寺

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