Unryu-in Temple

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What is Unryu-in Temple

Unryu-in Temple was built in 1372 by Emperor Gokogon as a branch-temple to the Mitera-Senryu-ji Temple which was the imperial household's family temple. Later, Emperor Goenyu, carrying the faith of successive emperors, ordered the founding of Shakyokai (Sutra copying meetings), which continue to this day.

The temple was destroyed by fire during the Onin War, however, was revived with donations from the imperial family during the Edo period (1603-1868) and developed into a facility where many monks study. The roof of the main building was made using the Kokerafuki technique (Shingled roof made of Sawara cypress materials and bamboo nails) and has become a very valuable piece of history. Additionally, the temple became the family temple of 3 generations of the imperial household after Emperor Gokogon and holds many royal documents and paintings.


30 minute walk from the Tofukuji Station on the JR Nara Line Keihan Train. 20 minute walk from the "Sennyu-ji" stop on the Kyoto City Bus.

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Description: Unryu-in Temple

Sights Unryu-in Temple (雲龍院)
Address 605-0981 Kyoto, Higashiyama-ku, Sennyuji Yamanouchi-cho 36
Phone / Fax Phone: 075-533-7150 / Fax: 075-533-7150
Duration 30Minutes
Business Hours Monday:09:00-16:30
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Pay admission: 400yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

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