Sennyu-ji Temple

Area South
Category Temple


Sennyu-ji Temple, formerly written as Sen-yu-ji, is a Buddhist temple located at the foot of Mt. Tsukinowa, in Higashiyama-ku Kyoto city, east of Kyoto Station. this temple was originally built by Kukai, well known as Kobo Daishi, in Heian period. later, in 1218 completed the temple was completed by priest Gachirin Daishi after he returned from Sung(China). it was very much enlarged in the early 13th century. for centuries, Sennyu-ji Temple was a mortuary temple for aristocrats and the imperial house. the official tombs of Emperor Komei, Emperor Go-Horikawa and many of the emperors are located here. the Buddha Hall, enshrine the three statues of Buddha, Shakamuni, Amitabha, and Miroku created by Unkei, and The Yokihi Kannon hall, enshrine a statue of Sho Kannon is designated as Important Cultural Asset.


Located on a small hill, the grounds of Sennyu-ji Temple slope down gently after the Dai-mon gate (大門), a unique feature of the temple.


Visitors can see valuable objects such as "Butsu-den" (Buddha hall) and "Shari-den" (reliquary hall), important cultural assets.



Address 27 Sennyuji YamanouchiCho, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 605-0977, Japan
Tel 075-561-1551
Open 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Admission 500 yen(high school and younger students)
300 yen(Junior high school and younger students)
Access 10 minute walk from Keihan Tofuku-ji Station
7 minute walk from City Bus Stop Sennyu-ji-michi

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