Museums & Sights


The origins of this Tendai sect temple date back to 985. The buildings that now comprise this temple are more recent but, together with the moss-carpeted gardens,?they still ooze history. The temple’s main treasure is a gold-coated statue of Amida Buddha in the photogenic main hall, Ojo Gokuraku-in. The two pond gardens were built in the 17th century, and although they are more crowded and chaotic than some of Kyoto’s most scenic landscapes, they are rich, extensive and full of surprising treasures and tranquil nooks.

Kyoto Shortlist

Review updated October 2009



540 Raigoin-cho, Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Telephone 075 744 2531

Open Mar-nov 8.30am-4.30pm daily. dec-feb 8.30am-4pm daily.

Admission Admission ¥700.

Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.


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