Shrines & Temples

    Nison-in Temple

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    Nison-in Temple

    An old temple with blazing autumn leaves where Hyakunin Isshu was compiled

    Buddhist priest, Jikaku Daishi, established this temple at the foot of Mount Ogura under the commission of Emperor Saga in the early 9th century.  Official name of the temple is Ogura-yama Nison Kyoin Kedai-ji Temple.  The name of the temple, Nison, means “Two Deities” and as the name represents, there are two main deities enshrined in the temple: Shaka Nyorai and Amida Nyorai.  During the Onin civil war period (1467-1477) the temple was burnt down but the main hall, Kara-mon Gate and So-mon Gate are all restored successfully.  There is a small building called Shigure-tei which is said to have been the place where the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, the famous poetry anthology was complied.  In autumn, maple trees on the temple approach will color beautifully and welcome visitors.

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


    Name Nison-in Temple
    Address 27 Chojin-cho, Saga Nison-inmon-mae, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-861-0687
    Hours 9:00-16:30 *Enter by 30 min. before the closing time.
    Recommended Entry: 500 yen