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  • Address: 400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-8686, Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-755312111
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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Spread across a large area, Chion-in is a popular temple in the city of Kyoto. Located in the Higashiyama district, the temple boasts of a spectacularly huge entrance gate. Called Sanmon Gate, it is the largest wooden gate in Japan. Points of interest within this vast temple complex include:

  • The Miedo Hall
  • The Amidado Hall
  • The Seishido Hall
  • The gardens of Hojo and Yuzen

Chion-in Travel Tips

  • It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
  • Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
  • It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.
  • The Miedo Hall (main hall) is undergoing major renovation work which will last till March 2019. Till then, it is closed to visitors. 

Entrance Ticket Details For Chion-in

  • Entry to the temple buildings is free.
  • For the gardens: 500 yen (combined ticket), 400 yen (Hojo Garden only), 300 yen (Yuzen Garden only)

Chion-in Hours

  • Temple buildings: 9 am to 4.30 pm. Last entry at 4 pm.
  • The beautiful grounds of the temple are always open.
  • Hojo and Yuzen Gardens: 9 am to 4.30 pm. Last entry at 4 pm.
  • Special evening hours during autumn and spring evening illuminations. Please check the official website for the same. 

How to Reach Chion-in

  • Higashiyama Station
  • Chionin-mae bus stop

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  • Chion-in Address: 400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-8686, Japan
  • Chion-in Contact Number: +81-755312111
  • Chion-in Timing: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Best time to visit Chion-in(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Chion-in: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 2.62% of people who visit Kyoto include Chion-in in their plan

  • 55% of people start their Chion-in visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chion-in

Tuesday, Friday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Chion-in

People normally club together Shoren-in and Maruyama Park while planning their visit to Chion-in.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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