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Sanmon Gate of Yoshimine-ji Temple

A temple in Oharano related to Keishoin, the birth mother of the 5th Tokugawa shogun Tsunayoshi [Yoshimineji]

In 1029 (Chogen 2) in the middle of the Heian period, Gensan Shonin opened the mountain. Emperor Goichijo designated it as an imperial prayer place for the protection of the nation, and gave it the name of Ryomine-ji Temple. Most of the temples were destroyed by fire during the Onin War, but the existing bell tower and other temples were rebuilt thanks to the efforts of Keishoin, the mother of Tsunayoshi TOKUGAWA, the fifth shogun of the Edo Shogunate. The 600-year-old "Yuryu no Matsu" is a nationally designated natural monument.

Yoshimine-ji Temple

Because it is located on the slopes of Mt. Shaka, you can overlook Kyoto city and Mt. Hiei while admiring the seasonal flowers. During the cherry blossom season, there are more than 100 cherry trees, including higanzakura, weeping cherry, wild cherry, and botanzakura, and the best time to see them lasts for about a month. The weeping cherry tree, which is said to have been hand-planted by Keisho-in Temple, is best seen around April 8th, and is a famous tree that is over 300 years old. During the fall foliage season, the entire mountain is dyed in vermilion, creating a magnificent scenery unique to Yamadera. Currently, the Tahoto Pagoda, which is designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan, is undergoing renovation work. (Scheduled to end in March 2024)

Yoshimine-ji Temple

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time to see/usually mid-November to early December
    Visiting hours/Admission fee: Same as regular visit
    Special early morning opening during the foliage season is available.HPorTwittermust be confirmed at

Yoshimine-ji Temple

  • Yoshimine Nedera
  • 1372 Oshiocho, Oharano, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • About 35 minutes by bus from JR Mukomachi Station or Hankyu Higashimuko Station
    8 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Yoshimineji"
  • Tel.075-331-0020
  • 150 parking lots (500 yen for 1 regular car)
  • http://www.yoshiminedera.com/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours: 8:30-17:00 on weekdays, 8:00-17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays (reception closes at 16:45 on all days)
    Admission fee: 500 yen for adults, 300 yen for high school students, 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students
*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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