Rurikoin Temple

Sightseeing information about Rurikoin Temple in Japan.

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Rurikoin Temple locates at the foot of Mt.Hiei, in an area called Yase.

In the temple premise, there are Japanese-style gardens including "Ruri-no-niwa(Ruri Garden)" and "Garyo-no-niwa(Garyo Garden)", representing the world after death. In particular, the Ruri-no-niwa is famous for its stunning view of autumn leaves seen from the 2nd floor. Rurikoin Temple was closed to the general public before, but has been open during the spring and autumn months from 2015.
Enjoy the spring's shining lapis lazuri color and the autumn's foliage color in gradation.

Address : 55 Kamitakanohigashiyama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Access :
-From Demachi-yanagi Sta.,get on Eizan Electric Railway(for Yase-Hieizanguchi) to Yase-Hieizanguchi Sta.It takes 5 minutes on foot from the station.
-From Kokusaikaikan Sta.,get on Kyoto Bus(for Ohara,Kodeishi) to Yaseekimae.It takes 7 minutes on foot from the bus stop.

Purposeinstagrammable,shrine/temple,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Yase-hieizanguchi sta. (about 200m) Google Transit


5.05 months ago

Went today and only saw 3 other people there, which meant it was very quiet. The best times are when it is full green (now) and in the autumn. The price to enter is ¥2000. You have to rest your camera on the table itself to get the “reflection” picture. If you are patient even during crowded times there, you can easily see it.

5.05 months ago

I was there in June 2019 with all of the luscious green leaves. So beautiful and serene.

5.010 months ago

Yet another beautiful place in Kyoto. Do make your reservation before coming here. I was lucky that I got in without reservation.

5.010 months ago

nice view and very cool place

1.0a year ago

Ridiculous amount of people queueing at entrance for a ticket to get on site to get a pic from a table in the room. Not a very pleasant experience but would have done it again if I have never been. The place is pretty just way too many people

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