The official name of Rokkakudo is Shiyunsan Chōhō-ji Temple, a monolithic temple of the Tendai lineage.
It has long been known and loved as “Rokkakudo” because of the hexagonal shape of the main hall.
It is said to have been founded by Prince Shotoku in the 2nd year of Emperor Yomei (587), and the main statue of Nyoirin Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) has been worshipped by many people. The temple is also known as the birthplace of ikebana, the art of flower arrangement, with Ikenobo, the head of the Iemoto school of flower arrangement, serving as its abbot.
Rokkakudo is an oasis-like temple in the middle of a skyscraper district, and the interesting shape of the main hall and the Jizo statue are aesthetically pleasing to tourists.
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
|Location||〒604-8134 Donomae-cho, Rokkaku-dori-Higashinotoin-Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-City
|Entrance fee||free(free in the precincts)|
|Access||3 min. walk from Exit 5 of Karasuma-Oike Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway.
5-minute walk from Exit 21 of Karasuma Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line.
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