Autumn leaves at the temple gate
Special Opening of the Autumn Leaf Garden and the Temple Gate with a Panoramic View of the City
●Mie-do Hall, Dai-hojo Hall and Garden
This is the land of famous groups of the Bakumatsu Era (1853-1867), like the Aizu Clan and the Shinsengumi special police force. The temple garden, which will be specially opened during this time, features a dry landscape garden with white sand and moss, known as “The Garden of Violet Clouds;” as well as a walkable garden with a pond: an exceptional sight with the bright colors of the autumn leaves. Other sights in the temple include a bodhisattva figure carved by Unkei, a famous sculptor of Buddhist images; a statue of the Bodhisattva Kannon (an Important Cultural Property) with ties to Kibi no Makibi, a 7th century nobleman and emissary to China; and a cleverly constructed painting of tigers on sliding doors. Other works on display will include a folding screen depicting a flock of chickens by the painter Ito Jakuchu; and a special exhibition of temple treasures related to Honen, the founder of Japanese Pure Land Buddhism.
The interior of the balcony of Konkaikomyo-ji Temple’s main gate, constructed in the final years of the Edo Period (1603-1868), will be specially opened during this event. The temple gate's ceiling features a painting, “Coiled Dragon,” and three statues of the Buddha, as well as 16 arhat statues are also enshrined within. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Kyoto City from the balcony of the gate.
November 4 (Mon, national holiday) - December 8 (Sun), 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4*30 p.m. (Reception closes at 4:00 p.m.)
Caution: If you plan to enter the temple with a set ticket, please arrive by 3:30 p.m.
・From Kyoto Station, take the Subway Karasuma Line to Marutamachi Station (change to bus), take City Bus 93 or 204 to "Okazaki Jinja-mae (Okazaki-jinja Shrine)" bus stop, and walk 5 minutes
・From Kyoto Station, take City Bus 5 to "Higashitennocho" bus stop, and walk 15 minutes; or take City Bus 100 to "Okazaki-michi" bus stop and walk 10 minutes
・From Keihan Jingu Marutamachi Station, take City Bus 93 or 204 to "Okazaki Jinja-mae (Okazaki-jinja Shrine)" bus stop, and walk 5 minutes
・From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station, take City Bus 32 or 203 to "Okazaki Jinja-mae (Okazaki-jinja Shrine)" bus stop, and walk 5 minutes
Mie-do Hall, O-hojo Hall and Garden: Adults 800 yen / Elementary School-age Children 400 yen
Temple Gate: Adults 800 yen / Elementary School-age Children 400 yen
Set Ticket (Mie-do Hall, Dai-hojo Hall, Garden and Temple Gate): Adults 1,400 yen / Elementary School-age Children 700 yen
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