Visiting Shren-in

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Shoren-in Monzeki Temple

One of the five Monzeki temples in Japan, Shoren-in temple is located in Higashiyama district, which is an area of tourist attraction owing to the famous temples and shrines and places of historical importance that are located here amidst its scenic beauty.
Located within only 10 minutes of walking distance from the Yasaka shrine, it is bordered on the south by the Chionin temple.
We are always pleased to welcome our visitors and request you to visit us whenever you visit Higashiyama.
The atmosphere of the place 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.

shoren-in

Opening hours
09.00 - 17.00 (Tickets sold until 16.30)
* In spring and autumn, we hold a special night visit.
The details of the by night special visit are this here.
Admission fees
Individuals:Adults, 500 yen; Grade 7-12 students, 400 yen; Younger pupils, 200 yen
Directions to the temple
Kyoto bus line 5・46・100: Alight the bus at Jingu-michi and walk for 3 minutes
Subway Tozai line/Keihin-Keishin line: Alight the train at Higashiyama station and walk for 5 minutes
* An obvious landmark is big camphor trees in front of the gate of the temple.

Shogunzuka Dainichi Temple

The Shogunzuka mound is famous as an observation point in Kyoto. It is located at a distance of 100 meters north from public parking area, in an isolated part of the Shorenin temple estate.
You are invited to come and enjoy the magnificent view of the entire city of Kyoto from its observatories.

Shogunzuka

Opening hours
09.00 - 17.00 (Tickets sold until 16.30)
* In spring and autumn, we hold a special night visit.
The details of the by night special visit are this here.
Admission fees
Individuals: Adult, 500 yen; Grade 7–12 students, 400 yen; Younger pupils, 200 yen
Directions to the temple
The temple is located within 30 minutes of walking distance from Keage station (subway Tozai line).
There is also a provision for free parking.
* It is recommended that you travel by a car or taxi. The walk to the temple involves climbing a shaded mountain path.

Access map

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