About Shinsenen


Shinsenen is a temple of Toji Shingon in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. It is located on the south side of Nijo Street from Nijo Castle. The original was a garden for the emperor who was built adjacent to Heian-Kyo Daidairi.

It is thought that the ikezawa of the remnants of the old Kyoto Lake(old Yamashiro Lake) which was originally here were maintained in the garden.

There is a bridge called “Houjoubashi” in the precincts, and it is said that the wish will come true when crossing while making a wish, and it gathers beliefs from the worshipers.


Shinsenen photos

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Photographer: Hiroki Iwata


Location 〒604-8306
166 Monzen-cho, Oike-dori Shinsenen-cho Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-821-1466
FAX 075-821-1461
Entrance fee Free
Usual viewing season

Late March – Early April
※Night light-up available

Red leaves
Around late November
※Night light-up available


City bus
Short walk from “Shinsen-en-mae” on Line 15
5 min. walk from Horikawa-Oike Station on Line 9 or 50

10 minutes walk from “Shijo-Omiya” station

10 minutes walk from “Nijo” station
Kyoto” station → Subway → Tozai line “Nijojo Eki-mae” stop, 2 min. walk

Parking lot Use Nijo Castle Parking Lot
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