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Sep. 08, 2020 UPDATE

Unryu-in Temple

- 雲龍院 -
Traveler Friendly
English brochures are available at the entrance.
Information
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
905 17 --- 0 reviews
Sep. 08, 2020 UPDATE

Unryu-in Temple

- 雲龍院 -
Traveler Friendly
English brochures are available at the entrance.
Information
Japanese, English
Languages spoken
Japanese only
905 17 --- 0 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Unryu-in - A temple with a garden that brings you one step closer to enlightenment
Unryu-in Temple is famous for the great view you get through their windows into their garden. You can truly experience the beauty of Japanese gardens at this temple.
The temple was founded in 1372 on the orders of the emperor Go-Kogon.
Unryu-in Temple is a sub-temple of Sennyu-ji Temple but because of the temple’s connections with the imperial family, its rank was considered to be on the same level as that of the head temple.

This temple is also famous as the place with the oldest building for sutra copying in Japan. You can actually try your hand at sutra copying too for a little extra fee.
Even if you are not interested in sutra copying, consider getting the ticket that comes with a cup of matcha tea, as having matcha tea in a temple surrounded by a Japanese garden is something everyone should experience in Kyoto at least once in their lives.
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Open Hours
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (5 p.m. close)
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
・Entrance fee: ¥400 ・Entrance fee with Matcha: ¥900 ・Entrance fee with Matcha and a sutra copying lesson: ¥1,500 ※The matcha service will be suspended for the time being form 2020 May 26.
Credit cards
Not accepted
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