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Myoshin-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Myoshin-ji Temple

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Myoshin-ji Temple, a vast temple complex dating back to the 14th century, belongs to the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism. The temple was originally a palace called Hanazono Gosho, and it was transformed into a Zen temple when Emperor Hanazono abdicated and became Cloistered Emperor in 1335. Even though the temple was once burnt down during the Onin War (1467 - 1677), it was later rebuilt with the assistance of the Hosokawa clan and Toyotomi clan. There are over 40 temples in the Myoshin-ji's temple grounds but only four are open to the public today.
Myoshin-ji Temple has Japan's oldest Bonsho bell created in 698. The bell, designated as a national treasure, is now kept and displayed in the temple's Hatto Lecture Hall. The ceiling of the Hatto Lecture Hall features the unnerving painting “Happo Nirami no Ryu (Dragon Glaring in Eight Directions)" by Kano Tanyu.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Guided Tour for Hatto Lecture Hall: 9:10 - 11:50 (20 minutes intervals); 12:30; 13:00 - 15:40 (20 minutes intervals) *13:00 - 16:40 (20 minutes intervals) from March to October

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Guided Tour for Hatto Lecture Hall: 500 yen (General, Adult); 300 yen (Student); 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from JR Hanazono Station
  • 5 minutes walk from Myoshinji Station on the Randen (Keifuku) Kitano Line (B6)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1, Hanazono Myoshinjicho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8035

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akiopiyopiyo @akiopiyopiyo - 2019-03-20
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Aleksandra B @duzepodroze - 2016-11-28
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Visit Kyoto & Nara @VisitKyotoNara - 2016-11-08
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Visit Kyoto & Nara @VisitKyotoNara - 2016-11-07
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HappyTravellingKyoto @HappyTravelJP - 2016-09-10
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MOHEMMED @MEDIABOXSTORE - 2016-08-18
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jiminie @melaninbarbie - 2016-07-15
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thik yam @melaninbarbie - 2016-07-15
I stayed in Kyoto, Japan for a week in the Myoshin-ji/Shunko-in temple with Taka Kawakami. Give me $5. https://t.co/TfzvGUjTOb
thik yam @melaninbarbie - 2016-07-15
I stayed in Kyoto, Japan for a week in the Myoshin-ji/Shunko-in temple with Taka Kawakami. Give me $5. https://t.co/TfzvGUjTOb
HappyTravellingKyoto @HappyTravelJP - 2016-06-27
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HappyTravellingKyoto @HappyTravelJP - 2016-06-25
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オゼキヤ @OzekiyaOnline - 2016-05-05
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