Easily one of the most beautiful temples in the Kyoto Area, Jingo-ji Temple makes the perfect half-day or day-trip out of the city.
image © Damien Douxchamps
This fine Shingon-shu Sect temple is one of our favorite trips out of Kyoto City proper. It’s located up a long flight of steps (you must surely gain some merit just by climbing these). Once at the top, you’ll find a huge compound of buildings and pagodas. Don’t miss the area where you do Kawarake-nage (a ritual in which you toss small clay discs to rid yourself of bad karma).
5 Takao-cho, Umegahata, Ukyo-ku
Elementary school students: \200
Non-smoking area: Yes
20min walk from Yamashiro Takao Bus Stop, JR bus Takao Keihoku line from Kyoto Station
Official Website (Japanese)
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