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


5.09 months ago

Sadly the ticket was sold out when I arrived at around 2 p.m on Sunday. Nonetheless the outside is beautifully coated in red & yellow color of the fall. I'm sure inside the temple is even more breath-taking

3.0a month ago

Beautiful Japanese garden, but too expensive and super-crowded. (2000 yen for entrance fee)

4.09 months ago

It's a very beautiful temple. It's worth the time on lining up and waiting outside.

5.09 months ago

Like many other reviews, there were many people inside the temple. Even when I queued at 8:30 AM, 1 hour before opening time, 20-30 people wer already there before me. The entrance fee of 2000 yen was quite expensive, but there was no time limit, so you can loiter around the lacquer table, waiting for a chance to get your photos.

Inside the temple was very beautiful, though during my time, the trees hadn't fully changed color. You need to take off your shoes, and carry them in a plastic bag from the entrance. You can also sit and copy sutra (Buddhist scriptures), with the provided paper when buying the ticket.

If I have time, would go back again, then go further north of Kyoto, to Kuruma

3.0a year ago

Great peaceful and beautiful place to visit but it can get crowded with picture hungry tourists🤳📱📸
The nature is green and has endless beauty🌳🦋
The temple and surrounding area is built to fully incorporate the beauty of the area 🏯
Has a gift shop 📦🧳
Has a restroom 🧻🚽
Offers free tea to sip and relfect on the world & you. ☕
Amazing ⛺🎇
Has stairs which may not be good for moblity issues ♿
Wear good socks this temple is shoe free. 👣🧦👞👠
This is a quite and restful place may not be good for young children👶👬
If you're trying to impress a very attractive women bring her here for a photo shoot. 💃
It seems normal that guys show up with models to photo graph here. 📸📱
Parking is not free or easy 🅿️🚘🚏

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