Saiho-ji Temple

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Shinji Ike pond (Photo: saiho-ji – Markus Luck / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Saihoji Temple was founded during the Nara period, about 1300 years ago, by the priest Gyōki at the request of the Emperor Shōmu, along with forty-nine other temples of the Hosso sect.



56 Matsuo-jingatani-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City (Directions)


13:00 - 18:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 13:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 13:00 - 18:00
Sunday 13:00 - 18:00
Holidays 13:00 - 18:00

What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Prayer rooms


5-minute walk from Kokedera Bus Stop

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