Aug. 21, 2020 UPDATE
Tendai Sect Shoren-in Temple- 天台宗 青蓮院門跡 -
The English brochure is available at the entrance. Staff are all nice and kind, so you may feel welcomed in this temple.
Japanese and English
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Enjoy beautiful garden in the solemn and peaceful atmosphere
Shoren-in Temple is one of the five Monzeki temples of the Tendai sect in Kyoto; the head priests at these temples originally belonged to the imperial family. The atmosphere at the temple 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 (referred to the official website). When you enter the tatami room, you may notice the beautiful garden through the windows. This garden changes its image depending on the seasons. In spring, pretty cherry blossoms come out and Japanese maples and all leaves change their colors in autumn. Please enjoy matcha tea served in this room while enjoying the gorgeous scenery.
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9am - 5pm (Tickets sold until 4:30pm) *In spring and autumn, they hold special night visits
[Entrance fee] Adults ￥500 Grade 7-12 students ￥400 Younger pupils ￥200 *Group discount is available. (30 people or more) [Matcha tea & Japanese sweets] ￥500/ person
【Tea Ceremony Room Kobun-tei】 ・Dates Spring: Canceled(2020） Autumn: November 2-4,9,10,16,17,23,24,30 Opening hours 10.00-15.30 Admission fees 1,000 yen（Green tea and confectioneries are complementary）