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Reigenin Temple

[Reigen-in] in Gion, known as a famous spot for sweet tea

Reigen-in is one of the sub-temples of Kennin-ji, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. Founded in the Ouei era (1394-1428), it has a history of being the pinnacle of Chinese literature and Gozan literature from the end of the Kamakura period to the Muromachi period. Playing a central role in the "academic aspect of Kenninji", the temple has produced many academically excellent monks such as Ikkyu-san and Imagawa Yoshimoto in their childhood.
Kanro-tei, a variety of hydrangea called "Gaku-hydrangea" and "Amacha", will be opened in 2020 as a new garden called "Kakumei-Kyukou" to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Yoshimoto Imagawa's birth. It was re-gardened. It expresses the life of Buddha from his birth to his death, and the sweet tea used at the Buddha's birthday festival is a symbol.

Reigenin Temple

Reigenin Temple

  • Reigenin
  • 594 Komatsucho, Yamatooji Shijoshitaru, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 5 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Kiyomizu"
    12 minutes walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo Station
  • Tel.075-531-0986
  • No parking
  • https://www.reigen-in.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours/usually not open to the public. Varies by age
    Entrance fee/Depends on time of year
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