Experience one of the best views in Japan, Chion-in

Visit Higashiyama・Gion

The great gate "Sanmon"

"Sanmon", the entrance of Chionin, is 24m hight and 50m wide. 70,000 tiles are used to make the roof. "Sanmon" is one of the largest wooden two-storey gates in Japan. Many people become surprised at how big the gate is when they look at it close by.

One of the largest bell towers in Japan

The large bell in Chionin is one of the largest bells with 3.3m height, 2.8m diameter, and 70t weight. This is the only place where you this precious cultural property. Come over to the place to see it with your own eyes.

The traditional Japanese garden 「Yuzenen」

You can enjoy the differences of seasons in the Japanese traditional garden "Yuzenen". The bridge which is in the garden is one of the best photo spots in Kyoto.

Enjoy the plants of the season

One of the attractive points in Chion-in is its nature. The view of Chion-in is different each season. Enjoy seasonal flowers such as the hydrangea in the summer, and fall foliage in the autumn.

Feeling everlasting time

The large temple ground has a relaxing atmosphere. You may feel that the time passes slowly in the place. Calm down your feelings, and enjoy walking around the traditional grounds of Chion-in.

Name of the facility Chion-in
Address Kyoto, Higashiyama, Rinkacho 400
Tell 075-531-2111
Nearest station 8 minutes on foot from subway Tozai line
Nearest bus stop 5 minutes walk from bus station Chionin-mae (no.206 bus)
Business hours 9:00~16:30(last entry 16:00)
Regular holiday Please check the website
Admission fee 【Yuzenen】Adults:300Yen Children :150Yen Group:270Yen【Hojyo Garden】Adults :400Yen Children :200Yen Group:360Yen【Yuzenen & Hojyo Garden】Adults :500Yen Children :250Yen Group :450Yen
Remarks Adults: high school students and older, Children: elementary and junior high school students, Group: more than 30 adults.