About Myokenji Temple
Myokenji that is located on Kamigyo district in Kyoto city, which is named “Gusokusan myokenji is the first temple of Nichiren sect in Kyoto that was built at a later stage of Kamakura era. It was built by Ryugejuinnichizou holy priest, who is a grand disciple of Nichiren holy priest, who began the Nichiren sect. It is said that it was at Imakouji in Omiya street when it was built first.
As the points to see in Myokenji, there are four gardens, which is called as the garden of Sikaishoudo, the Tuboiwa of bamboos, the garden of Kourinkyoksui, the garden of five-color camellia and Pine respectively. Each has different taste, which make viewers fun.
It was holding an event called art museum in entire Myokenji and I could enjoy various art works of “ Japan “. Among them were the graduation work by students of Traditional Arts School of Kyoto. It is very reliable that there are some bearers for the traditional arts of next age.
Also, there is very respectable Mr. Gohonzon inside the large main hall, but there was no picture as I wasn’t given permission to take photos of it.
Please make caution as you can’t get to Myokenji unless you come from Nishi no Horikawa Street due to one-way when you drive or ride on a motorbike.
Myokenji Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
514 Myokenji-mae-cho, Teranouchi-dori Shinmachi Nishi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|General 500 yen, Free for elementary school students and under
|Usual viewing season
City Subway Karasuma Line
Kyoto City Bus
|Parking for 15 cars (coin parking)
Free bicycle parking available
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