Leaf KYOTO Delivered by Leaf, a local information magazine!


  • LINE
  • FaceBook
  • twitter
Kurodani Konkai Komyoji Temple

(C) Katsuhiko Mizuno

[Kurodani Konkai Komyoji Temple] in Okazaki where the scenery seen in the poster spreads out

At the end of the Heian period, the 43-year-old Honen Shonin, who had completed his training at Mt. The people of Kyoto affectionately call him “Kurotani-san” after Honen Shonin, who was also called Kurotani Shonin.
In the Edo period, the Tokugawa shogunate gave it a mission as a castle, and it became an important presence along with Chion-in Temple. The connection with the Aizu Domain and the Shinsengumi also boosts history lovers. Although it is a spot for autumn foliage that is frequently used as a filming location, it is difficult to see from Marutamachi Street and is not a tourist spot, so it is relatively easy to see. The moment the scenery of the precinct spreads out in front of you, you should be impressed by its grandeur.
It is also known for its beautiful cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. During the fall foliage season, the tunnel of foliage extending from both sides of the hill and the three-story pagoda at the back of the tunnel make for an exceptional sight.

1.The temple gate where the Edo Shogunate overlooked Kyoto

A splendid temple gate with a height of about 23m that was rebuilt in 1860. The Aizu clan established the Kyoto Shugoshoku headquarters here, and it was also the birthplace of the Shinsengumi.

Kurodani Konkai Komyoji Temple

2.Miedo Hall where prayers are offered in the center of the precincts

A statue of Honen Shonin is enshrined in the center. Also enshrined are Kibi Kannon, which is believed to bring blessings such as traffic safety and warding off misfortune, and Nakayama Monju, which is said to have been made by Unkei. You can even see the skyscrapers of Abeno from the corridor.

Kurodani Konkai Komyoji Temple

(C) Katsuhiko Mizuno

3.Don't miss the special autumn release

The large hojo is a feast for the eyes, with the “Fusuma-e of Tigers” drawn by Kinsen Kubota, a painter born in Kyoto. In the "Shiun Garden" in the back, the life of Honen Shonin and the spread of the Jodo sect of Buddhism are expressed in dry landscape gardens. You can also go down to the deep garden and take a walk.

Kurodani Konkai Komyoji Temple

(C) Katsuhiko Mizuno

Kurodani Konkai Komyoji Temple

4.Cherry blossom season is also exceptional

During the cherry blossom season, the vast temple area is decorated with approximately 100 cherry trees, including Someiyoshino cherry trees and weeping cherry trees. In particular, the cherry blossoms along the path in front of the 23-meter-high gate, the Gokuraku Bridge, and the lotus pond are especially beautiful.

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time/usually late November to early December
    Autumn special viewing
    Period of visitation / Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - Sunday, December 3, 2023
    Visiting hours/10:00-16:00
    Entrance fees: 1,000 yen each for the gate and Daihojo Garden *1,600 yen for a common ticket
    special night viewing
    Period of visitation / Wednesday, November 15, 2023 - Sunday, December 3, 2023
    Hours of visitation: 17:00 - 20:00
    Entrance fee/1,000 yen

Kurodani Konkai Komyoji Temple

  • Kurodani Konkai Komyoji
  • 121 Kurotanicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 10 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Okazaki Michi"
  • Tel.075-771-2204
  • No parking
  • https://www.kurodani.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours/9:00-16:00
    Admission fee / free to visit
*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.

I want to read together


Feature articleFeature article

Featured eventFeatured event


Site guide