Seiryoji Temple


About Seiryoji Temple

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.


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Location 〒616-8447
46, Saga-Shakado Fujinoki-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Telephone TEL 075-861-0343
FAX 075-861-0310
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

Early to mid April

Red leaves
Late November – Early December


Kyoto bus
Take the train bound for Daikakuji or Kiyotaki from Kyoto Station and get off at Saga Shakado-mae bus stop.

City bus
From Kyoto Station, get off at Saga Shakado-mae bus stop bound for No. 28 Arashiyama Daikakuji Temple.
From Shijo-Karasuma, get off at Saga-Shakado-mae bus stop on the way to Daikakuji Temple in Uzumasa Eiga-mura (No. 91).
From Sanjo Keihan, get off at Saga Shogakko-mae bus stop on the way to Sagan Yamagoe (No. 11).

0.5 km northwest of Saga-Arashiyama Station

Keifuku Arashiyama Station 0.65km north

Hankyu Arashiyama Station alighting, 2.5 km north

Parking lot Regular car: 800 yen (1 day), bus: 2,000 yen (2 hours)
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Arashiyama park

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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.