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Zuishin-in Temple

A temple related to Ono no Komachi in Yamashina [Zuishin-in]

Established in 991 (Shoreki 2) by Emperor Ichijo, the temple was founded by Nikai Sojo, the eighth disciple of Kobo Daishi (Kukai). In ancient times, it was called Mt. Ushiki Mandara-ji Temple. The area around the temple was once home to the Ono clan, and is said to be the place where Ono no Komachi, a poet in the Heian period, spent the rest of his life after leaving the palace. Remains related to Komachi still remain today, such as the Fumizuka, where a thousand love letters sent to Komachi were buried, and the Komachi Bunbari Jizo, where a memorial service was held with love letters pasted on the back of the Jizo statue.

It is also known as a famous place for autumn leaves and plum blossoms, and on the last Sunday of March every year, girls in Hanezu-iro (old name for white-tinged red) kosode dance with red plum blossoms on the theme of the legend of Ono no Komachi. "Hanezu Odori" is performed.

Zuishin-in Temple

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time to see/usually mid-November to late November
    Honzon Ruyirin Kannon Seated Image Special Exhibition
    Period of visitation / November 1 (Wed.) to 30 (Thu.), 2023
    Visiting hours/9:00-16:30
    Admission: Adults 500 yen, Junior high school students 300 yen
    Autumn Foliage Light-Up
    Period of visitation / November 17 (Fri.) to 26 (Sun.), 2023
    Hours of visitation: 18:00 - 20:30
    Admission: Adults 700 yen, Junior high school students 400 yen

Zuishin-in Temple

  • Zuishinin
  • 35 Ono Goryocho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5 minute walk from Subway Ono Station
  • Tel.075-571-0025
  • 30 parking lots
  • https://www.zuishinin.or.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours: 9:00-17:00 (Reception closes at 16:30)
    Entrance fee: 500 yen for adults, 400 yen for those with a disability certificate, 300 yen for junior high school students
    Sutra copying fee/2000 yen (including admission fee)
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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