Nison-in temple is a Buddhist temple of Tendai sect, located in Sagano, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto city. its Sango(honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple’s name) is “Ogura-yama”, and official name is “Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Kedai-ji”. The origin of the name, “Nison-in temple” comes from the two Buddhas worshipped as the principal images of this temple: “Shaka”(Buddha) and “Amida”(Amitabha Buddha) (both of them are considered important cultural property.) It is said to have been built around 834-847, under the instructions of the Emperor at that time.
The entrance path, which runs in a straight line for 200m from the Somon-gate is called “Momiji no Baba” (Autumn leaf horse-riding ground), and is known as one of the best spots in the Arashiyama area for viewing the leaves changing color in the fall.
Kara-mon gate(Chinese-style gate), at the end of the entrance path. Passing through it leads to the main temple.
One can enjoy the view of the garden from the inside of the main temple. This is a small but carefully arranged beautiful garden.
27 Saganisonin Monzen Chojincho, Kyoto city, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
|Open||9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.|
|Access||10 minute walk from City Bus Stop Saga Shakado-mae 15 minute walk from JR SagaArashiyama Station|