Shojiji temple


About Shojiji temple

Shojiji temple

Shojiji Temple is a temple of Tendai in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple’s name is Oshio mountain. The principal image is Bhaisajyaguru.

It is said that Saigyo, a singing monk, became a priest in this temple, and because there is a double cherry blossom “Saigyo Sakura” which is said that the Saigyo monk planted himself, it came to be familiar as “Temple of the Flower”.

There are many cherry blossoms planted in the precincts, so it looks as if the inside of the temple is buried in the flowers during full bloom. The pictures on this page are not from the cherry blossoms season, if you visit here during the Cherry blossom season, you will be able to see good views.


Shojiji temple photos

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Photographer: Hiroki Iwata


Location 〒610-1153
1194 Minamikasuga-cho, Oharano, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-331-0601
FAX 075-331-0664
Entrance fee Adults 400 yen, junior high and high school students 300 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
Usual viewing season

Cherry(100 trees)
Early to mid April

Red leaves
Mid to late November


・Get off at JR Mukomachi Station or Hankyu Higashi Muko Station, transfer to Hankyu Bus and get off at Minami-Kasuga-cho (1.1 km).
・Get off at the west exit of Hankyu “Katsura” station, take the city bus No.2 West, and get off at Rakusai High School. 1.8 km from the bus stop.

Via Gojo Dori, National Route 9, turn left at Kutsukake-guchi or Kutsukake on National Route 9.

Parking lot Microbuses and 20 private cars
No large buses allowed
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