Shoren-in temple is one of the five Monzeki temples of the Tendai sect in Kyoto; the head priests at these temples originally belonged to the imperial family. The atmosphere at the temple is solemn and peaceful, similar to the ambiance of the Imperial Palace; this kind of an environment can only be found at Shoren-in temple. For all the abovementioned reasons and more, make sure to visit Shoren-in temple when visiting Higashiyama in Kyoto.Further, we recommend a visit to Shogunzuka
Dainichi temple, which is an isolated structure within Shorenin temple estate. In Shogunzuka Dainichi-do temple compound, there are two observatories that offer visitors a view of the entire city of Kyoto; there is also a garden that boasts of the natural beauty of the four seasons.