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Kyoto Sights

Shoren-in (Shoren-in Temple)

  • 69–1 Sanjobo-cho Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 09/20/2013

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Paintings by the Kano School are on view at this Tendai sect temple, a five-minute walk north of Chion-in. Although the temple's present building dates from 1895, the sliding doors and screens inside are centuries older. They are the work of the 16th-century painter Motonobu Kano, who is known for combining simple Chinese ink painting with Japanese ornamental styles. The painting of a blue cetaka, or guardian deity, is a national treasure. An immense camphor tree

near the entrance makes the grounds a pleasant place to wander, and koto (harp) concerts are sometimes held in the evenings; in fall and spring the temple is lighted up from 6 pm to 10 pm. From Kyoto Station, take Bus 206 to the Higashiyama-Sanjo stop.

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Sight Information

Address:

69–1 Sanjobo-cho, Awataguchi, Kyōto, 606-0035, Japan

Map It

Phone:

075-561–2345

Sight Details:

  • ¥500
  • Daily 9–4:30

Updated 09/20/2013

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