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Apr. 14, 2020 UPDATE

Mitera Sennyuji Temple

- 御寺 泉涌寺 -
Traveler Friendly
There are English, Chinese, and Korean brochures at the entrance.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
266 1 6.7 1 reviews
Apr. 14, 2020 UPDATE

Mitera Sennyuji Temple

- 御寺 泉涌寺 -
Traveler Friendly
There are English, Chinese, and Korean brochures at the entrance.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
266 1 6.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A temple tied to the Japanese imperial family
This temple is located at the base of Mt. Tsuki-no-wa yama, one stop away from JR Kyoto station. Sennyu-ji Temple is said to have been established in 856 according to its lore, but the founding date of the temple remains unclear. Supposedly the head monk, Gachirin-daishi Shunjyo officially founded the temple based on the deep knowledge of Sou in China, as he trained there. The temple is well-known to have ties to the imperial family as Emperor Go-toba, and other aristocrats helped build the temple and also several funeral ceremonies for successive emperors were held here around the Edo-period. Hence why they are enshrined at the Reimeni-den hall in the temple precinct. This is also the head temple of Unryu-in Temple, so please visit both!
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User Reviews
6.7 Good
experience8.0 access6.0 photogenic6.0
Laura - Japan
Oct. 26, 2018
Details
Open Hours
・9am - 4:30pm ・9am - 4pm (Dec. 1 - at the end of Feb)
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Shinshoden hall is closed on the fourth Monday every month
Price range
・The entrance fee : ¥500 (under the junior high school students: ¥300) ・A special viewing : ¥300 (under the elementary school students with an adult: Free)
Credit cards
Not accepted
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