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Jurin-ji Temple, a temple of the Tendai Sect, is located in Oshio-cho, Oharano, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City.

The autumn leaves of a temple and a Shinto shrine of Kyoto are very beautiful.

However, autumn Kyoto is crowded with tourists very much.

The autumn leaves of Kyoto are very beautiful, but we get tired because of the crowd…
Therefore I am looking for the little-known spot of colored leaves of Kyoto.

So, I went to Jurin-ji Temple this time.

This temple is the temple which ARIWARA no Narihira who is the excellent poet and the main character of the Ise story loved.
In addition, there is a famous big cherry tree in this temple.
Therefore many tourists come in this temple in the season of the spring cherry tree.

Then, how about the season of autumn colored leaves?

It was really not crowded!!

This temple is also recommended in autumn.

Contents:

  1. About Jurin-ji Temple
  2. Colored leaves of Jurin-ji Temple
  3. Cherry tree of Jurin-ji Temple
  4. Highlights of Jurin-ji Temple
  5. Goshuin of Jurin-ji Temple
  6. How to get to Jurin-ji Temple

1.About Jurin-ji Temple

Open:9:00~17:00
Admission Fee:400 yen
Address:481, Oharano Oshiocho, Nishikyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 610-1133, Japan
Phone Number:+81-75-331-0154

Jurin-ji Temple, a temple of the Tendai Sect, is located in Oshio-cho, Oharano, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City.
A principal idol of this temple is Enmei Jizo Bosatsu.
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This temple is also said that ARIWARA no Narihira lived in seclusion in this temple, and therefore it’s also called ‘Narihira-dera Temple‘.
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ARIWARA no Narihira is a famous poet who was one of Rokkasen (six best waka poets) and one of the Sanjurokkasen (36 Immortal Poets).
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ARIWARA no Narihira is also the main character of “Ise Monogatari”.
“Ise Monogatari” (The Tales of Ise) is a poetry narrative of unknown authorship which was completed in the early Heian period.
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2.Colored leaves of Jurin-ji Temple

Overall rating of colored leaves season:★★★☆☆
Congestion rating during colored leaves season:★☆☆☆☆
Peak of the autumn leaves:Mid November – Early December

This temple is not crowded very much at the time of colored leaves.
It’s really little-known spot of colored leaves in Kyoto.

From this point on, let’s watch a photograph of this temple’s autumn leaves.

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How did you like it?

Because it’s a small temple, the scale of colored leaves is not so large.
However, it is scenery beautiful enough.

3.Cherry tree of Jurin-ji Temple

Overall rating of cherry tree season:★★★★☆
Congestion rating during cherry tree season:★★★☆☆
Peak of the autumn leaves:Late March – Early April

This temple has a famous big cherry tree called “Narihira Zakura”.
Therefore many tourists come in this temple in the season of the spring cherry tree.

The cherry tree of this temple was also chosen as a campaign poster of JR in 2014.
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引用(citation):http://souda-kyoto.jp/index.html

The age of this cherry tree is said more than 200 years.
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引用(citation):https://www.tripadvisor.jp/Attraction_Review-g298564-d4402734-Reviews-Jyurinji_Temple-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

Next, let’s watch the highlight of Jurin-ji Temple!!
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4.Highlights of Jurin-ji Temple

本堂:Hondo (Main temple)

This is Hondo (Main temple) which was rebuilt in 1750 of the Edo period.
This building is registered as a cultural property designated by Kyoto Prefecture.
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The roof of this building has a shape of the imperial carriage.
(This is rare architecture called “Horen Type“.)
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業平御殿:Narihira-Goten

The building which is built beside Hondo is Narihira-Goten.
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高廊下:High corridor

This is a corridor called Taka-Roka.
This corridor is connecting Hondo and Narihira-Goten.
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We can watch a garden and a tea room from this corridor.
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茶室:Chashitsu (tea room)

This is Chashitsu (tea room).
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庭園”三方普感の庭”:Garden (Sampofukan-no-niwa)

This garden is called “Sampofukan-no-niwa” which is surrounded by Narihira-Goten, High corridor, and Tea room.
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This is scenery of the gardens to watch from the corridor.
This is said to be scenery of the heaven.
Scenery of the heaven is drawn on the fusuma picture of the tea room.
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This is scenery of the gardens to watch from the tea room.
This is said to be scenery of the substantial world.
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This is scenery of the gardens to watch from Narihira-Goten.
This is said to be scenery of the Land of Happiness in Buddhism.
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鐘楼:Shoro (bell tower)

This is Shoro (bell tower) which was built in 1666 of the Edo period.
This building is registered as a cultural property designated by Kyoto Prefecture.
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塩窯跡:Trace of Shiogama(salt pan)

This is Trace of Shiogama(salt pan).
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It is said that ARIWARA no Narihira enjoyed making salt in this Shiogama(salt pan).
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在原業平のお墓:Grave of ARIWARA no Narihira

This is the Grave of ARIWARA no Narihira.
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5.Goshuin of Jurin-ji Temple

This Temple’s Sumigaki(The words which was written with a sumi(black ink)) is “延命殿(Enmeiden)” which means the principal idol of this temple.
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6.How to get to Jurin-ji Temple

The nearest station of Jurin-ji Temple is “Hankyu Higashi-Muko Station” or “JR Mukomachi Station”.

  Timetable and Route Search

■Route Example (From Osaka Station)
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■Route Example (From Namba Station)
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■Route Example (From Kyoto Station)
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■Hankyu Higashi-Muko Station→Jurin-ji Temple

We go by bus from Hankyu Higashi-Muko Sta. to Jurin-ji Temple.
(There is more than 5 km from the station to the destination.)

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  Timetable and Route Search of bus

①When you get on a bus from Hankyu Higashi-Muko Station

[Timetable]Route No.66

Bus company:Hankyu Bus
Routes/Destination:No.66[for Oshio/Yoshimine-dera Temple]
Boarding bus stop:Hankyu Higashimuko[Bus stop No.1]
Alighting bus stop:Oshio
Bus fare:310 yen
Time required:About 25 min

①When you get on a bus from JR Mukomachi Station

[Timetable]Route No.66

Bus company:Hankyu Bus
Routes/Destination:No.66[for Oshio/Yoshimine-dera Temple]
Boarding bus stop:JR Mukomachi[Bus stop No.2]
Alighting bus stop:Oshio
Bus fare:310 yen
Time required:About 30 min

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