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    Yoshimine-dera Temple

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    Yoshimine-dera Temple

    Spectacular view of the Higashiyama range, the sea of clouds, and capital lit up by the rising sun

    Yoshimine-dera Temple was established in 1029, however it was destroyed during the Onin Civil War (1467-1477). Later it was rebuilt by Keishoin, the mother of the 5th Tokugawa Shogun, Tsunayoshi Tokugawa.  Currently it is known as the 20th temple of Saigoku Sanjusankasho pilgrimage. The temple has a spectacular view and was used for the making of the film "SAYURI"; a Hollywood movie which won an academy award for best cinematography.

    Photo:Shin Ito Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013/March issue,2013

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    Name Yoshimine-dera Temple
    Address 1372 Ohara-no Oshio-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-331-0020
    Hours 8:00-17:00 (entry by 16:30)
    Closed
    Resevation
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    Recommended Entry: 500 yen/adult; 300 yen/highschool ; 200 yen/junior & elementary school. Seasonal flowers are worth seeing.

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