Gyogan-ji temple, Sango(honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name) is “Reiyusan”, located in Ichijo Ogawa area of Kamigyo-ku (Teramachi between Oike-dori street and Marutamachi-dori street) was founded in 1004 by the monk “Gyoen Syonin”.
Gyogan-ji temple is also known as 19th temple of the 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Route of western Japan.
The temple’s popular name “Kodo”, literally leather hall, is come from the fact that “Gyoen Syonin” was known as “Kawa-no-hijiri”(the leather saint). He had inadvertently killen a pregnant deer. He had deeply regretted and he always was wearing the deer’s skin to pity the deer.
Gyogan-ji temple is in the middle of Kyoto city, on a street busy with shops. It’s also near the southeast corner of Kyoto Gyoen.
17 Gyoganji Monzen-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
|Open||8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.|
|Access||3 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kawaramachi-Marutamachi 15 minute walk from Keihan Marutamachi Station|