Shrines & Temples

    Jakko-in Temple

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     Jakko-in Temple

    Famous for its association with the historical novel -"The Tales of Heike"

    To reach Jakko-in Temple it takes about one hour bus ride from Kyoto city.  It stands peacefully in a hamlet of the Northern mountains in Ohara.  The Temple was established as a nunnery of the "Tendai-sect" by Prince Shotoku. This temple is known as the place where Taira no Kiyomori's daughter, Kenreimon-in lived in seclusion after the defeat of the Taira clan and spent her days praying and holding memorial services for the Taira clan, which is told in the famous historical novel, "The Tales of Heike" and Noh play called “Ohara Gako”, which depicts the story about the family's rise to prosperity and the fall of the Taira family.  Its garden still preserves the appearances of "The Tales of Heike" such as Sennen no Hime, Komatsu, stone covered with moss and the cherry on the shore.  There is a stroll-style garden with pond, situated to the right from the main hall. Watching the water fall called “Tamadare no Sensui” and hearing the flowing sound of spring water, will take you away from the daily life.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,August issue,2013


    Name Jakko-in Temple
    Address 676 Ohara Kusao-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-744-3341
    Hours 9:00-17:00 (Dec. - Feb.: 9:00-16:30)
    Recommended Entry: 600 yen