About Seiryoji Temple
Seiryoji Temple is a Jodo temple in Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. It is a 15-minute walk north of the Arashiyama Railway Arashiyama station. Seiryoji Temple is called Mt.Godai as honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple’s name. It is also known by the name of Sagashakado, it is also known as the “Yuzu Nenbutsu Dojo”.
Honzon Syaka Nyorai of Seiryoji Temple is a national treasure, one of the three Nyorai of the Japan is collecting faith as an images of Buddhas, it continues to fascinate the hearts of those who worship as a living Shaka statue of three nations (India-China-Japan). Moreover, there is a splendid Buddhist image of Amidasanzon (Sagakobutsu), and it is said that this here conveys the appearance of the Hikaru Genji of Genji story.
Seiryoji Temple photos
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Photographer: Hiroki Iwata
46, Saga-Shakado Fujinoki-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
|Entrance fee||Adults 400 yen, junior high and high school students 300 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
※Reihokan Special Open House is as follows
Adults 700 yen, junior high and high school students 500 yen, elementary school students 300 yen
|Usual viewing season||
|Parking lot||Regular car: 800 yen (1 day), bus: 2,000 yen (2 hours)|
Recommended places to visit in conjunction with
The entrance of the Tenryu Temple of the Rinzai Tenryu Temple sect Daihonzan is located near Arashiyama Railway Arashiyama station. The founding is said to have been conducted by Takauji Ashikaga in 1339, and it is said that the purpose was to memorialize Godaigo Emperor's spirit.
From my house, I took the Kyoto municipal subway to Uzumasa Tenjingawa station, then I changed trains to Arashiyama railroad(common name:Randen) and arrived at Arashiyama station. It took long time. Arashiyama is very famous among foreigner tourist, and many of them are European people and Chinese people.