- #7 Hogoin temple 宝厳院
- #8 Yasaka shrine 八坂神社
- #9 Korinin temple 興臨院
- #10 Seiryu-den and Shogun-zuka hill 将軍塚青龍殿
#7 Hogoin temple 宝厳院
Hogonin temple is a sub-temple of Tenryuji temple. In Meiji period, a company bought it and Tenryuji temple bought it recently. It is well preserved and has a beautiful garden. It is not open to public usually.
The night illumination of Hogonin
The maple trees in garden bloom in many colors. Especially, red is my favorite. It is so warm like the leaves of Tenjuan temple.
Dates of 2020 and opening hours of night illumination
Dates: From 9th November to 6th December
Opening hours: 17：30～20：30 (17：30～20：30 on 21st and 28th November.)
Entrance fee 500 yen
How to get to Hogonin temple?
From JR Saga Arashiyama station and Hankyu Arashiyama station: About 10 minutes.
From Randen Arashiyama station: About 5 minutes.
#8 Yasaka shrine 八坂神社
The night illumination of Yasaka shrine
Yasaka shrine opens 24 hours a day. At night, lampposts are lit. It is located in famous Gion district.
In front of the main hall, there is building named Buden(舞殿). It has many paper lanterns hanging on the roof.
Dates and opening hours
Opening hours: 24hrs
Entrance fee: free
About Yaska shrine
Name: Yasaka jinjya 八坂神社
Address: Gion Kitagawa 625, Higashiyama ward, Kyoto city, 606-0073
Phone no. 075-561-6155
FAX no. 075-531-1126
Website Yasaka shrine offcial site
Open hours: 24h
(Syamusyo opens around 9:00〜16:00)
Entance fee: free
English brochure: not available
How to get to Yasaka shrine?
The nearest bus stop is Gion bus stop but we don’t get off at the bus stop in this season. We use the following railway stations and bus stop.
From Keihan Shijo Kawaramachi and Hankyu Kawaramachi station, and Shijo Kawaramachi station: About 10 minutes walk.
#9 Korinin temple 興臨院
Korinin is a sub-temple of Daitokuji temple. It is not open to public usually. Fortunately, it is open to us in fall.It is cozy, quiet, and the most underrated place to admire autumn leaves in Kyoto. I cannot tell you whether night illumination is held or not because the temple doesn’t officially made announcement yet.
The best place in Kyoto～
The night illumination of Korinin temple
Korin in has a Zen garden. We seldom see Zen garden illuminated. Zen garden is filled with white pebbles to reflect the sun light to make rooms facing it brightened. At Korinin, the Zen garden is dimly illuminated and brighten as though it was covered with snow.
In the back yard is also magnificent. There are trees in yellow, vermilion, and purple. They seem as if they grew into bloom in front of us.
Dates of 2020 and opening hours
Official name: Kohrin-in 興臨院
Address: 80 Murasakino Daitokuji cho, Kita ward, Kyoto city 603-8231
Phone no. 075-491-7636
Official Website : Not available. You can have info. on Kohrinin at Kyoto shyunju website.
Open schedule in spring : 2018 March 17? June 10 (Except March 20 and 21)
Open hours : 10:00~ 4:30
Entrance admission fee :Adult 600yen, High school student and Junior high school student 400yen, Primary school children 300yen
Time requried 1 hour~
How to get to Korinin temple?
From Daitokuji mae bus stop, 5 minutes walk.
#10 Seiryu-den and Shogun-zuka hill 将軍塚青龍殿
Seiryu-den and Shogun-zuka hill are located at the top of a mountain. It is cold place and provides us with extraordinary clear colors.
The night illumination of Seiryu-den and Shogun-zuka hill
Near Shogun-zuka hill, there is a stage and we can have a good view of Kyoto city illuminated. Enjoy the setting sun there.
There is a small Zen garden. It is illuminated as dimly as that of Korin-in temple.
The glass tea house ガラスの茶室
There used be a glass tea house in Seiryuden. It was so popular that I show you it.
Dates and opening hours of night illumination
Canceled due to COVID-19
How to get to Seiryu-den and Shogun-zuka?
Bus is not available an night. Take taxi. It takes about 5 minutes from Keage station.