Information of recommended/uncrowded temples in Kyoto.

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京都のおすすめのお寺

Famous temples in Kyoto are always crowded with tourists.

Therefore, we often get a following question from tourist.

‘Are there any temples that are not crowded?’

The answer is Yes.

So, we summarized the information of temples that are not crowded.


Contents

  1. Infornation of uncrowded temples
  2. Hotels / Tours / Attractions search & reservation

1.Infornation of uncrowded temples


・雲龍院(Unryu-in Temple)

Unryu-in Temple (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City) is a Buddhist temple of the Sennyu-ji school of the Shingon Sect.

The view from the temple building is particularly beautiful.


■Information

Address:36, Sennyuji Yamanochicho, Kyoto Shi Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto Fu, 605-0977, Japan
Phone:+81-75-541-3916

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

400 yen

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Unryu-in Temple (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto):雲龍院(京都市東山区)


・圓通寺/円通寺(Entsu-ji Temple)

Entsu-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Myoshin-ji School of the Rinzai Sect, located in Iwakura Hataeda-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City.

This Temple’s Garden is particularly well known for the beautiful, borrowed landscape of Mt. Hiei.


■Information

Address:389, Iwakura Hataedacho, Kyoto Shi Sakyo Ku, Kyoto Fu, 606-0015, Japan
Phone:+81-75-781-1875

■Open

10:00~16:30 (Apr. – Nov.)

10:00~16:00 (Dec. – Mar.)

■Admission Fee

500 yen

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圓通寺:Entsu-ji(20181122)


・圓徳院(Entoku-in Temple)

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Entoku-in is one of the sub-temple of the Kodai-ji located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City.

It is the place where Nene who was the wife of Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI spent her later years.


■Information

Address:530, Shimokawaracho, Kyoto Shi Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto Fu, 605-0825, Japan
Phone:+81-75-525-0101

■Open

10:00~17:30

■Admission Fee

500 yen

■Visit Article

 Japan's Travel Manual 
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http://jpmanual.com/entokuin
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圓徳院:Entoku-in(20160930)


・観智院(Kanchi-in Temple)

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Kanchi-in is a temple of the Toji Shingon sect, located in Minami Ward, Kyoto City, and is one of a tatchu (sub-temple) of To-ji (東寺).

Because a lot of sacred books of the Shingon Esoteric Buddhism are collected in this temple, it is now also called ‘Graduate school of the Shingon Buddhism.’


■Information

Address:403, Kujocho, Kyoto Shi Minami Ku, Kyoto Fu, 601-8473, Japan
Phone:+81-75-691-1131

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

500 yen

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■Photo / Video

観智院(東寺 塔頭):Kanchi-in(20170328)


・桂春院(Keishun-in Temple)

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Keishun-in is one of the sub-temples of Myoshin-ji which is located in Hanazono, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City.

Highlights of this temple is four Japanese gardens.

This temple has four small Japanese gardens and each of the gardens have a distinctive charm.

These were created during the Edo period and have been designated as a historic site, a place of scenic beauty.


■Information

Address:11, Hanazono Teranonakacho, Kyoto Shi Ukyo Ku, Kyoto Fu, 616-8036, Japan
Phone:+81-75-463-6578

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

500 yen

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■Photo / Video

桂春院:Keishun-in(20170220)


・源光庵(Genko-an Temple)

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Genko-an Temple, a temple of the Soto sect, is situated in Takagamine in Kita Ward, Kyoto City.

Two famous windows which are implicated in a state of enlightenment of “禅(Zen)” are put into the main hall of a Buddhist temple of this temple.

These windows are called “Satori-no-Mado (enlightenment window)” and “Mayoi-no-Mado (delusive window)”, and the scenery to look at from these windows are very splendid.


■Information

Address:47, Takagamine Kitatakagaminecho, Kyoto Shi Kita Ku, Kyoto Fu, 603-8468, Japan
Phone:+81-75-492-1858

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

400 yen (Other seasons)

500 yen (Autumn season)

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■Photo / Video

Genko-an Temple (Kita Ward, Kyoto):源光庵(京都市北区)


・高桐院(Koto-in Temple)

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Koto-in is a temple of the Daitoku-ji school of the Rinzai sect, located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, and is the tatchu (sub-temple) of Daitoku-ji.

This temple connected to the Hosokawa Clan and contains the tombs of individuals including Tadaoki HOSOKAWA and his wife Gracia HOSOKAWA.

It is designated as michelin green guide ★.


■Information

Address:73-1, Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kyoto Shi Kita Ku, Kyoto Fu, 603-8231, Japan
Phone:+81-75-492-0068

■Open

9:00~16:30

■Admission Fee

400 yen

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■Picture / Video

高桐院:Koto-in temple (20161007)


・光明院(Komyo-in Temple)

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Komyo-in Temple is one of sub-temples of Tofuku-ji in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City.

Highlight of this temple is a Japanese garden with dry landscape.

This Japanese garden is called “Hashin-tei“.


■Information

Address:15-809, Hommachi, Kyoto Shi Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto Fu, 605-0981, Japan
Phone:+81-75-561-7317

■Open

8:30~sunset

■Admission Fee

Please pay an amount of money that you want to pay.

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■Picture / Video

Komyo-in Temple (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto):光明院(京都市東山区)


・実相院門跡(Jisso-in Temple)

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Jisso-in Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Iwakura, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City.

Jisso-in Temple has beautiful scenery which is known  as “Green leaf floor” or “Red leaf floor”.

In addition, there are two Japanese gardens which has different scenery in the temple precincts.


■Information

Address:121, Iwakura Aguracho, Kyoto Shi Sakyo Ku, Kyoto Fu, 606-0017, Japan
Phone:+81-75-781-5464

■Open

9:00~17:00 (irregular days off)

■Admission Fee

500 yen

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■Picture / Video

Jisso-in Temple (Sakyo Ward, Kyoto):実相院門跡(京都市左京区)


・正伝寺/正伝護国禅寺(Shoden-ji Temple)

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Shoden-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Nanzen-ji School of the Rinzai Sect located in Nishigamo, Kita-ku Ward, Kyoto City.

This temple has a beautiful dry landscape garden called ‘Shishinokowatashi-no-niwa.’


■Information

Address:72, Nishigamokitachinjuancho, Kyoto Shi Kita Ku, Kyoto Fu, 603-8847, Japan
Phone:+81-75-491-3259

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

400 yen

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■Picture / Video

Shoden-ji Temple (Kita Ward, Kyoto):正伝寺(京都市北区)


・正法寺(Shobo-ji Temple)

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Shobo-ji Temple, located in Saikyo Ward, Kyoto City, is a temple of the To-ji school of the Shingon sect.

It is famous for the Karesansui (dry landscape) garden of the superb view.


■Information

Address:1102, Oharano Minamikasugacho, Kyoto Shi Nishikyo Ku, Kyoto Fu, 610-1153, Japan
Phone:+81-75-331-0105

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

300 yen

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■Picture / Video

Shobo-ji Temple (Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto):正法寺(京都市西京区


・瑞峯院(Zuiho-in Temple)

Zuiho-in is a temple of the Daitoku-ji school of the Rinzai sect, located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, and is the tatchu (sub-temple) of Daitoku-ji.

It has the rare dry landscape garden in which the cross which is the symbol of Christianity is designed with stones.


■Information

Address:81, Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kyoto Shi Kita Ku, Kyoto Fu, 603-8231, Japan
Phone:+81-75-491-1454

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

400 yen

■Visit Article

■Picture / Video

瑞峯院:Zuiho-in Temple(20161007)


・等持院(Toji-in Temple)

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Toji-in Temple is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Tenryu-ji school of the Rinzai sect located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture (Kyoto City).

It has the garden which was created by Muso Soseki, features a circular promenade centered around the pond.


■Information

Address:63, Tojiin Kitamachi, Kyoto Shi Kita Ku, Kyoto Fu, 603-8346, Japan
Phone:+81-75-461-5786

■Open

9:00~16:30

■Admission Fee

300 yen

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■Picture / Video

Toji-in Temple (Kita Ward, Kyoto):等持院(京都市北区)


・芬陀院/雪舟寺(Funda-in Temple)

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Funda-in Temple is a sub-temple located within the precinct of Rinzai sect Tofuku-ji school Daihonzan (head temple) Tofuku-ji Temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City.

This temple has a dry landscape garden which was designed by Sesshu who was an ink painter and Zen monk active in the Muromachi period in the latter half of the 15th century


■Information

Address:15-803, Hommachi, Kyoto Shi Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto Fu, 605-0981, Japan
Phone:+81-75-541-1761

■Open

9:00~17:00

■Admission Fee

300 yen

■Visit Article

■Picture / Video

Funda-in Temple (Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto):芬陀院/雪舟寺(京都市東山区)


・龍源院(Ryogen-in Temple)

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Ryogen-in is a temple of the Daitoku-ji school of the Rinzai sect, located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City, and is the tatchu (sub-temple) of Daitoku-ji.

Because it has a beautiful garden with moss, it is also called the Moss temple in Northern Kyoto.


■Information

Address:82-1, Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kyoto Shi Kita Ku, Kyoto Fu, 603-8231, Japan
Phone:+81-75-492-0068

■Open

9:00~16:20

■Admission Fee

350 yen

■Visit Article

■Photo / Video

龍源院:Ryogen-in (20161007)


・霊雲院(Reiun-in Temple)

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Reiun-in is a temple of the Tofuku-ji school of the Rinzai sect, located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, and is one of a tatchu (sub-temple) of Tofuku-ji.

Highlight of this temple is two ‘Karesansui gardens (Japanese rock gardens)‘ which were designed by Mirei SHIGEMORI who was a leading Japanese garden designer in the Showa period.


■Information

Address:15-801, Hommachi, Kyoto Shi Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto Fu, 605-0981, Japan
Phone:+81-75-561-4080

■Open

10:00~ (irregular days off)

■Admission Fee

350 yen

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■Photo / Video

霊雲院:Reiun-in(20170316)


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