Higashiyama Jisho-ji

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  • Address: 2 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8402, Japan, Shimogyo Ward
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-757715725
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids, Architecture

The Higashiyama Jisho-ji, also known as the Ginkakuji, is the ‘Temple of the Silver Pavillion’. Built in 1490 by Yoshimune Ashikaga, it is of great significance to the culture of Higashiyama. The most interesting characteristic of this beautiful structure is that the first level is in a domestic style. On the other hand, the second level resembles a Buddhist style. This unique amalgamation of the two styles of architecture is of great interest to visitors from around the world. Apart from the temple structure, there is also a vast garden with a variety of plants and shrubs. The sand garden is one of the most popular spots in this area.

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  • Higashiyama Jisho-ji Address: 2 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8402, Japan, Shimogyo Ward
  • Higashiyama Jisho-ji Contact Number: +81-757715725
  • Higashiyama Jisho-ji Timing: 08:30 am - 05:00 pm
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  • 7.14% of people who visit Shimogyo Ward include Higashiyama Jisho-ji in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Higashiyama Jisho-ji visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Higashiyama Jisho-ji


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Higashiyama Jisho-ji

People normally also visit Ginkaku-ji while planning their trip to Higashiyama Jisho-ji.

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

Higashiyama Jisho-ji Reviews & Ratings

  • A beautiful place to visit. The temple and gardens are very well maintained. You're able to see the hard work and dedication that went into building and maintaining it. We visited this during a weekday and it was not crowded at all. The cost for entry are not expensive and therefor even more worth its visit.

  • Great experience, it gave some nice green views. Definitely worth checking out if is not crowded. It took me a few mintues to get some good shots without tourists. Beautiful place to visit, too bad it's really short and small so you're done in 15 to 20 minutes. Also the entrance fee is ¥500.

  • Temple not as grand, but definitely a cool area to explore Quaint little temple, with a very pretty surrounding grounds. Street leading into this area is a enjoyable shopping district with quite a few shops, restaurants and ice-cream shops. After finishing here, we walked along Philosopher’s Path to the next temple on our list for the day.

  • My words don't do this place justice. So fortunate to go when the crowds were elsewhere. Serene, sublime, stunning. This had to be one of my favorite experiences in Kyoto. I hope if you're fortunate enough to travel to Japan make the effort to get here!

  • Another beautiful and awesome temple at Kyoto. Love the nature, the terrain and the gentle gradient up the hill. It was pure pleasure to trek up the slope whilst enjoying the beauty of autumn with myriad bright colors. Was at the other temples and came a bit late as the crowd gathered. If not, serene and quietness, with nature... Entrance fee at ¥500.

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