Sokujo-in Temple

Sokujo-in Temple
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Page last updated: Aug, 04, 2021
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Peter von Gomm

During a scene in The Tale of the Heike, Nasu no Yoichi from the Minamoto clan calmly speared an arrow through a target that was placed on a small ship.
The Battle of Yashima was one of the causes of the fall of the Heike clan, and its famous archer is said to have lived his last days here at Sokujo-in Temple. The Amitabha statue, which is said to represent the Sukhavati in this world, is 5.5 meters stall and is surrounded by 25 Bodhisattva that are each 150 centimeters tall.
When you visit, you will want to be sure to get an “aun-inu” charm, a wooden “ema” plaque that says wishing good luck, and in the fall you can get a special “shuin” seal called “koyo mau gokurakujodo”, or Sukhavati with autumn leaves.
You can grasp good fortune as you make your prayer, and you can gently pet the “aun-inu” dog statue during your visit.

Information of Spot Detail


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

Telephone Number


Spot Types

Temples/shrines ,Importantcultural property,Spiritual sites

Business Hours

9:00 to 16:00

Regular Holiday





20-minute taxi ride from JR Kyoto Station
25-minute bus ride on the city bus from JR Kyoto Station, 7-minute walk from the Sennyu-ji Michi bus stop
10-minute walk from JR Tofuku-ji Station
18-minute bus ride on the city bus from Keihan Gion Shijo Station, 7-minute walk from Sennyu-ji Michi bus stop

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