Shinnyodo Temple

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Shinshōgokuraku-ji or Shinnyo-dō is a Buddhist Tendai temple in Kyoto. It was established in 984 AD by Kaisan Shonin. In its name, gokuraku means Sukhāvatī, a paradise. [Wikipedia]

Overview

Address

82 Jodoji Shinnyocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto (Directions)

Hours

9:00 - 16:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:00
Thursday 9:00 - 16:00
Friday 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday 9:00 - 16:00
Holidays 9:00 - 16:00

Phone Number

075-771-0915

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Shinnyo-do was founded in 984. It is a lovely, secluded temple that is quiet and serene, but in autumn when the foliage is in full color, it becomes very crowded.

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Shinnyo-do, located in the Higashi-yama section of Kyoto, is a lovely, secluded temple that is quiet and serene. Because it is just a little bit of the beaten path, it's not very crowded most of the year. But watch out during the autumn season when people flock here to see the colorful foliage. It is also famous for its two unique gardens. Sit, stare out at them, and meditate to your heart's content. Part 1 Part 2

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