The Shoren-in Temple, built in the 13th century, is one of the five monzeki temples of the Tendai Buddhist sect in Kyoto. During the Tokugawa period, it served as temporary imperial residence after the main palace burned down in 1788.
69-1 Sanjobo-cho, Kyoto, Japan
Nearest Transit: Higashiyama (Line: Tozai)
Shoren-in and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kiyomizu Temple(1.4 km)
The Kiyomizu-dera on Mt Otowa is an 8th century Buddhist temple dedicated to Senju-Kannon.
The Anraku-ji Temple presents a breathtaking sight in cherry blossom season and autumn, which are the only times it is accessible to the public.
Chion-in is the sacred headquarters of the Jodoshu sect founded by priest Honen in 1175.
Eikandō Temple(1.4 km)
The Eikan-do Temple is the headquarters of the Seizan branch of the Jōdoshū Buddhist sect, and features an unusual wooden statue of the Amida Buddha, Mikaeri Amida, that looks to the right rather than facing forward.
The Ginkaku-ji Temple, known as the Silver Pavilion, is a 15th century Zen temple with a sand garden, moss garden, and reflecting pond.
Honen-in is a Jodoshu temple built in 1680 to honor the priest Honen.
Heian Shrine(1 km)
The Shinto Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (Kyoto).
Higashi Otani Mausoleum(0.7 km)
The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.
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