Directions and highlights of Raigo-in Temple.

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来迎院-タイトル

Raigo-in Temple is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Ohara, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City.

It has long been used as a training hall of Tendai Shomyo (Buddhist liturgical chant) along with Shorin-in Temple.

The Hon-do hall houses the principal image statue of Yakushi Nyorai as well as statues of Shaka Nyorai and Amida Nyorai.

(They are both designated as National Important Cultural Properties.)

It is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves!


Contents

  1. History
  2. Information for visitors
  3. Highlights
  4. Autumn leaves
  5. Photo/Video
  6. Goshuin (Red ink stamps)
  7. How to get to the Raigo-in
  8. Hotel search & reservation
  9. Other tourist spots

1.History

Let’s study the history of this temple with me.

I think that we can enjoy sightseeing of this temple more by learning the history of it. XD


来迎院の参道にある看板

Raigo-in is said to have originated in the training hall of Tendai Shomyo (Buddhist chant) built by Ennin during the early Heian period.

And, it was restored in 1109 of Heian Period by Ryonin who was the founder of Yuzu Nenbutsu Sect.

The current main temple building was rebuilt in 1533 of the Muromachi period.

In addition, it was granted a trade license called ‘Shuin-jo’ from the Edo bakufu during the Edo period.


2.Information for visitors

Information

Address:537, Ohara Raikoincho, Kyoto Shi Sakyo Ku, Kyoto Fu, 601-1242, Japan
Phone:+81-75-744-2161
Foundation:1109
Founder:Ryonin (良忍)
Sect:Tendai Sect (天台宗)
Principal image:Yakushi Nyorai (薬師如来)

Open

9:00 ~ 17:00

Admission Fee

Month Fee
May and November 500 yen
Other month 400 yen

Other Informations

Inside the building, there are places where photography is prohibited. (Please follow the official’s instructions.)

The worship method of a shinto shrine and a buddhist temple, please refer to the following article.


来迎院のパンフレット

Next, let’s go to see the highlights of this temple with me!


3.Highlights

This mark 「*」 is a pay area.


山門:San-mon gate

来迎院の山門


会館*:Kaikan (Temple’s hall)*

来迎院の会館


鐘楼*:Shoro (Bell tower)*

来迎院の鐘楼

The temple bell was made in 1435 of the Muromachi period.


本堂*:Hon-do hall*

来迎院の本堂

The original hall was burned in the numerous fires, and the current Hon-do Hall was rebuilt in the Muromachi period in 1533.


来迎院-本堂の木札

It houses the principal image statue of Yakushi Nyorai, Shaka Nyorai and Amida Nyorai.


鎮守堂*:Chinju-do*

来迎院の鎮守堂

Chinju-do Shrine, enshrined deity is local deity of this area.


地蔵堂*:Jizo-do*

来迎院の地蔵堂

Jizodo (hall dedicated to Jizo Bosatsu), many small Jizo Bosatsu (guardian deities of children) is worshiped.


良忍御廟【重要文化財】*:Grave of the Ryonin【Important cultural property】*

来迎院-良忍上人の御廟

The grave is Three-story stone pagoda which was built in the Kamakura period, designated as an important cultural property.


如来蔵*:Nyorai-zo*

来迎院の如来蔵


4.Autumn leaves

The precincts of this temple is also famous for its autumn leaves.

The best season of autumn leaves is late November to early December.

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5.Photo/Video

Raigo-in Temple (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto):来迎院(京都市左京区)


6.Goshuin (Red ink stamps)

来迎院の御朱印

Raigo-in’s red ink stamp (goshuin) , ‘Yakushi Nyorai (薬師如来)’.


7.How to get to the Raigo-in

The nearest station is Kyoto Bus Ohara bus stop.

It is about 15 minutes on foot from Ohara bus stop.

We recommend that you go to Kokusaikaikan Station by a train, and get on a bus from Kokusaikaikan Station.


From Osaka Sta. to Kokusaikaikan Sta. (by train)

  Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Kyoto Line from Osaka Station to Kyoto Station.

2.Change to the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line at Kyoto Station.

3.Get on the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line from Kyoto Station to Kokusaikaikan Station.


From Namba Sta. to Kokusaikaikan Sta. (by train)

  Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line from Namba Station to Umeda (Osaka) Station.

2.Get on the JR Kyoto Line from Osaka Station to Kyoto Station.

3.Change to the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line at Kyoto Station.

4.Get on the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line from Kyoto Station to Kokusaikaikan Station.


From Namba Sta. to Kokusaikaikan Sta. (by train)

  Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the Kyoto City Subway Karasuma Line from Kyoto Station to Kokusaikaikan Station.


Get on a bus from Kokusaikaikan Station

Please get on a bus No.19  (bus stop 3).

  Timetable and Route Search (bus)

[Timetable] Kyoto Bus No. 19

Bus company:Kyoto Bus
Routes/Destination:No.19 [Bound for Ohara・Kodeishi]
Boarding bus stop:Kokusaikaikan Sta. [3]
Alighting bus stop:Ohara
Bus fare:350 yen
Time required:About 22 min


Get on a bus from Keihan Demachiyanagi Station

Please get on a bus No.16 or No.17  (bus stop C).

  Timetable and Route Search (bus)

[Timetable] Kyoto Bus No. 16 / 17

Bus company:Kyoto Bus
Routes/Destination:No.16 /17 [Bound for Ohara]
Boarding bus stop:Demachiyanagi Sta.[C]
Alighting bus stop:Ohara
Bus fare:430 yen
Time required:About 33 min


Get on a bus from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station

Please get on a bus No.17  (bus stop ‘To North’).

  Timetable and Route Search (bus)

[Timetable] Kyoto Bus No. 17

Bus company:Kyoto Bus
Routes/Destination:No.17 [Bound for Ohara]
Boarding bus stop:Shijo Kawaramachi [To north]
Alighting bus stop:Ohara
Bus fare:520 yen
Time required:About 52 min


Get on a bus from JR/Subway Kyoto Station

Please get on a bus No.17  (bus stop C3).

  Timetable and Route Search (bus)

[Timetable] Kyoto Bus No. 17

Bus company:Kyoto Bus
Routes/Destination:No.17 [Bound for Ohara]
Boarding bus stop:Kyoto Sta. [C3]
Alighting bus stop:Ohara
Bus fare:550 yen
Time required:About 68 min


From Ohara bus stop (on foot)

It is about 20 minutes (750 meters) on foot from Ohara bus stop.


Take a taxi

From Kyoto Station:about 6600 yen (40 minutes)

From Gion-Shijo Station:about 5900 yen (35 minutes)

From Kokusaikaikan Station:about 3500 yen (20 minutes)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.

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・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.

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[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Kyoto Station]*Japanese text only.


8.Hotel search & reservation


9.Other tourist spots

Sanzen-in, known for its statue of Amitabha flanked by two attendants (National Treasures), is approximately 500 meters (10 minutes on foot) from here.


Jikko-in, known for its beautiful japanese gardens, is approximately 550 meters (10 minutes on foot) from here.


Hosen-in, known for its big old pine tree, is approximately 650 meters (12 minutes on foot) from here.


Shorin-in, the head temple of Hosen-in temple, is approximately 600 meters (11 minutes on foot) from here.


Other tourist spots map.


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Have a nice trip! XD