Shinnyo-do Temple


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Beautiful three-story Pagoda surrounded by autumn colored leaves

The main statue of this temple is Amida Nyorai, sculpted by the Buddhist priest, Jikaku.  The statue was enshrined in the temple on Mount Hiei but was relocated to its present location in 984.  The temple was relocated a few more times during the civil war time in the 15th century but finally settled in the present location in 1963.  The Amida Nyorai is worshipped as the deity of women.  The guardian statue standing by the Amida Nyorai is Fudo Myo-o which is believed to have saved an important court officer in the Heian period (794-1185).  There are two gardens.  One is “the Garden of Nirvana” and the other is “the Garden of Connection.”  Both spring and autumn visits are recommended to fully enjoy the beauty of this temple site.


Name Shinnyo-do Temple
Address 82 Jodoji Shinnyo-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-771-0915
Hours 9:00-16:00 *Enter by 15:45.
Recommended Entry: Free of charge in the precinct; Main hall and garden: 500 yen
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013