Bishamon-do Temple is a beautiful temple just over the Higashiyama Mountains from Kyoto in the suburb of Yamashina. It can be reached by train and subway, or by hiking trails from Nanzen-ji Temple.
Bishamon-do Temple – image © Damien Douxchamps
Bishamon-do Temple is a Tendai sect temple that officially dates back to the 8th century AD. While this temple is beautiful all year round, the temple is stunning in November during Kyoto’s Fall Foliage, when its maple leaves turn a lovely crimson.
Most people access the temple by walking from Yamashina Station, which is on both the JR Line (from Kyoto Station) and the Tozai Subway Line. If you can read Japanese and have a Japanese hiking map, you can reach it easily by hiking from Nanzen-ji Temple. It’s an easy stroll with a bit of gentle climbing.
18 Anshu-Inariyama-cho, Yamashina-ku
20min walk from Yamashina Station, JR and Tozai subway line or Keihan Yamashina Station, Keihan Keishin line
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Bishamon-do Temple (Japanese)
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Bishamon-do Temple is located in Kyoto’s Northern Higashiyama district. See our complete list of things to do in Northern Higashiyama, including places to eat, nightlife and places to stay.
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