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

It 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.

These gardens are also famous for its beautiful autumn leaves in North Kyoto.


About Jisso-in Temple

Jisson-in Temple is a monzeki temple, which is a special term for temples that have strong connections with families of imperial or high rank (court officers, samurai feudal lord families). Traditionally, members of these families served as the head monks (or nuns) of monzeki temples. Monzeki temples had great influence in the field of Japanese Buddhism while at the same time maintaining a special cultural and political relationship with the imperial family and samurai feudal governments. Because of this characteristic, monzeki temples have histories and cultural legacies that differ considerably from other kinds of temples.
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Open:9:00~17:00
Admission Fee:500 yen(High school student or older),250円(Elementary / Junior high school student)
Address:121, Iwakura Aguracho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-0017, Japan
Phone Number:+81-75-781-5464


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


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It is one of a Monzeki Temples (a temple in which the head priest was traditionally a member of the Imperial Family or Regent Family).


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Therefore, this temple is also known as ‘Iwakura Jisso-in Monseki Temple’.


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Jisso-in Temple was founded by high Buddhist priest Joki sojo (sojo is any of three grades of the highest rank in the hierarchy of monks in most Buddhist sects) in 1229 during the Kamakura period.

The principal image of this temple is Fudo Myoo (Acala).


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This temple is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves.


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An admission fee is 500 yen (Adults).

Beautiful scenery of Jisso-in

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It is quoted by the photograph of the picture postcard

The scenery of this room became the collection of photographs.

created by Rinker
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It’s prohibited to take photos in this building (include this floor).


Highlights

山水庭園(Landscape garden)

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There is the landscape garden between Kyakuden (reception hall) and Shoin (Study Hall).


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This garden is the Chisen Kaiyu style garden (a style of Japanese garden with a path around a central pond and spring).


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The autumn leaves are very beautiful in autumn.

石庭「こころのお庭」(Stone Garden (Kokoro-no-oniwa))

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This is another garden of this temple which is called “Kokoro-no-oniwa”.

It is the dry-landscape garden which is called “Karesansui”.

Red ink stamp (Goshuin)

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Temple’s Goshuin is ‘Kan (カーン)’ which is the sanskrit characters to express Acala.


How to get to the Jisso-in Temple

The nearest station is Eizan Electric Railway Iwakura Station.

We can also go by bus from “Hankyu Kawaramachi Station” or “Subway Kokusaikaikan Station”.


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

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Osaka Loop Line from Osaka Station to Kyobashi Station.

2.Change to the Keihan Railway at Kyobashi Station.

3.Get on the Keihan Railway from Kyobashi Station to Demachiyanagi Station.

4.Change to the Eizan Railway at Demachiyanagi Station.

5.Get on the Eizan Railway from Demachiyanagi Station to Iwakura Station.

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

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line from Namba Station to Yodoyabashi Station.

2.Change to the Keihan Railway at Yodoyabashi Station.

3.Get on the Keihan Railway from Yodoyabashi Station to Demachiyanagi Station.

4.Change to the Eizan Railway at Demachiyanagi Station.

5.Get on the Eizan Railway from Demachiyanagi Station to Iwakura Station.

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From Kyoto Sta. to Iwakura Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station to Tofukuji Station.

2.Change to the Keihan Railway at Tofukuji Station.

3.Get on the Keihan Railway from Tofukuji Station to Demachiyanagi Station.

4.Change to the Eizan Railway at Demachiyanagi Station.

5.Get on the Eizan Railway from Demachiyanagi Station to Iwakura Station.

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From Iwakura Sta. (on foot) 

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It’s about 25 minutes (1.5km) from Iwakura station to Jisso-in Temple on foot.


Get on a bus from Kawaramachi Station

Timetable and Route Search (bus)

①Please get on a Kyoto Bus No.21 or 23 (Shijo Kawaramachi bus stop) and get off at Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple).

Bus company:Kyoto Bus
Routes/Destination:No.21 or 23[Bound for Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)] 
Boarding bus stop:Shijo Kawaramachi
Alighting bus stop:Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)
Bus fare:230 yen
Time required:About 47 min

[Timetable]No.21 or 23[Bound for Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)]


Get on a bus from Kokusaikaikan Station

Timetable and Route Search (bus)

①Please get on a Kyoto Bus No.24 (Kokusaikaikan Sta. ①) and get off at Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple).

Bus company:Kyoto Bus
Routes/Destination:No.24[Bound for Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)] 
Boarding bus stop:Kokusaikaikan Sta. ①
Alighting bus stop:Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)
Bus fare:230 yen
Time required:About 12 min

[Timetable]No.24[Bound for Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)]


Get on a bus from Iwakura Station

Timetable and Route Search (bus)

①Please get on a Kyoto Bus No.21, 23, 24 (Iwakura Sta. ④) and get off at Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple).

Bus company:Kyoto Bus
Routes/Destination:No.21, 23, 24[Bound for Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)] 
Boarding bus stop:Iwakura Sta. ④
Alighting bus stop:Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)
Bus fare:230 yen
Time required:About 5 min

[Timetable]No.21, 23, 24[Bound for Iwakura Jissoin (Jissoin Temple)]


Take a taxi

From Kyoto Station:about 4,600 yen ~ (about 30 minutes)
From Gion-Shijo Station:about 3,700 yen ~ (about 25 minutes)

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

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

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

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