The original Yogen-in Temple was built by Hideyoshi Toyotomi's concubine Yodogimi to honor her father. After the temple was destroyed by a fire, it was rebuilt in 1621, with the wooden floorboards of Fushimi Castle in Southern Kyoto used for the ceiling here. These tiles still retain the blood stains and body outlines of soldiers who committed seppuku in the Castle in 1600.
Japan, 〒605-0941 京都府京都市 東山区三十三間堂廻り町656
Nearest Transit: Kyoto (Line: Karasuma)
Yogen-in and Nearby Attractions on Map
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