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The main gate of Shorinji Temple

Called Bishamonten of Tofukuji [Shorinji]

It is one of the sub-temples (temples within the precincts of the main temple) of [Tofuku-ji Temple], and was founded as Shorin-an in 1550 (Tenmon 19) by the 205th chief priest of Tofuku-ji Temple, Reisho Takaoka. Located at Tofuku-ji Temple's unlucky gate, it is called 'Tofuku-ji Temple's Bishamonten' because it protects Buddhism and the north.
The principal image of the temple, Bishamonten, is usually closed to the public, but special visits are held every spring and autumn. In autumn, the beautiful “kissho foliage,” which is said to be home to the goddess of good fortune, “kisshoten,” pleases the eyes of visitors. In recent years, the colorful flower chozubachi with various flowers has become a hot topic on social media.

Shorinji Temple

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time to see/usually mid-November to late November
    Autumn special viewing
    Period of visitation: November 11 (Sat.) - December 3 (Sun.), 2023
    Visiting hours/10:00-16:30 (Last entry/16:00)
    Admission fee/700 yen

Shorinji Temple

  • Shorinji
  • 15-795 Honcho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 8-minute walk from JR/Keihan Tofukuji Station
  • Tel.075-561-4311
  • No parking
  • https://shourin-ji.org/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours/10:00-16:00
    Admission fee: 800 yen for adults (explanation of temple treasures included), 500 yen for elementary, middle and high school students (groups of 8 or more)
*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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