March 08 , 2016
Rinzai Gigen, a Chinese monk, established Rinzai School which is one of the famous Buddhist sects in Japan. This year 2016 is the 1150th anniversary of his death. In commemoration of it, some of private architectures, paintings, and gardens of Rinzai Zen temples will be specially opened during the period of "Kyoto Winter Tour."
Kenninji Temple Kaisan-do
Shinnyoji Temple < First Public Exhibition >
Shokokuji Temple Chotoku-in < First Public Exhibition >
Shokokuji Temple Hatto, Hojo
Shokokuji Temple Yogen-in < First Public Exhibition >
Daitokuji Temple Houshun-in < Open to the public for the first time in 10 years >
Daitokuji Temple Honbo < Open to the public for the first time in 19 years. >
Toji Temple Gojunoto (Five-Story Pagoda)
Toji Temple Kanjo-in < Open to the public for the first time in 8 years. >
Tofukuji Temple Sanmon
Tofukuji Temple Sokushu-in
Nanzenji Temple Tenju-an
Myoshinji Temple Gyokuho-in
Myoshinji Temple Tenkyu-in < Open to the public for the first time in 12 years. >
Myoshinji Temple Reiun-in < Open to the public for the first time in 39 years. >
Period of opening: Saturday, January 9- Friday, March 18, 2016.
Time of opening: 10:00-16:00 (admission to special public viewing)
*Opening dates may vary depending on the temple.
600 yen for Adult
*Toji Temple Gojunoto (Five-Story Pagoda) 800 yen for Adult
Attention for visitors
During your visit to a temple, we ask you please observe the following:
Photography is not allowed (includes the use of video equipment) except the designated area.
Please unshoulder a backpack or deposit a large piece of baggage to a member of staff in order to protect cultural property.
Please do not touch any cultural property (pictures on partitions, Buddhist statues, etc.)
*Some temple may be closed for Buddhist services without notice.
*On-site guidance is available in Japanese only