Raigo-in Temple

Raigo-in Temple
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Page last updated: Mar, 23, 2021
TOURIST Guide editing dept.
Peter von Gomm

One of the sub temples at Sennyuji Temple deifies the guardian deity of the Three Jewels, a Buddhist concept introduced to Japan long ago from China by Kobo Daishi.
Legend tells of a “tokkosui” holy spring that Kobo Daishi is said to have unearthed. It gained fame when it healed the blindness of the daughter of a court lady whom the Emperor favored, and many people visit today with prayers concerning a wide variety of ailments.
In contrast to the vivid scenes of fall colors, there is also scenery where you can enjoy the traditional Japanese aesthetics of “wabi sabi” or the appreciation of transience and imperfection. You can walk along the garden until you reach the Gansuiken tea room that was constructed by Oishi Yoshio, all among the beautiful patterns of the fall leaves in the trees and on the ground. You can enjoy matcha tea in the same garden where the secret talks of the 47 Ronin took place, and at the same time you can enjoy the peaceful fall colors.

Information of Spot Detail


33 Sennyu-ji Yamanouchi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Importantcultural property ,Temples/shrines,Attractions

Business Hours

9:00 to 17:00

Regular Holiday

[Interior] None
[Gansui Garden] Coming of age day, occasional closure due to unforseeable circumstances


[Interior] Free
[Gansui Garden] Adults: 300 yen, College students: 300 yen, High school students: 200 yen, Middle school students: 200 yen, Children: 200 yen, Tea Room (upon request): 400 yen


20-minute walk from Keihan Tofuku-ji Station and JR Tofuku-ji Station
15-minute taxi ride from JR Kyoto Station
25-minute bus ride on the city bus from JR Kyoto Station, 15-minute walk from the Sennyu-ji Michi bus stop
18-minute bus ride on the city bus from Keihan Gion Shijo Station, 15-minute walk from Sennyu-ji Michi bus stop

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