Hinotanjō-in (日野誕生院)

Hinotanjō-in (日野誕生院)

This little known temple lies in a rarely visited corner of the Yamashina valley, just south enough to be in fact in the Fushimi district of Kyoto. The temple mostly consists in a courtyard built around a lantern. The courtyard is surrounded by covered passages on three sides and the main hall on the fourth. The structures are made of wood of a beautiful reddish or rusty colour. The constructions are all original, a rare fact for a temple in Kyoto. But there's a reason: the temple was founded only in 1931! :-)

While there is probably few reasons to visit this place, you may still consider dropping by if you plan to walk south from Daigo-ji to the Rokujizo stations.

Nearby: Hōju-ji 宝寿寺 (790m), Ichigon-ji 一言寺 (1.1km)

External links: ウィキペディア, Kyoto Navi, 京都風光, Satellite view, Map

Keywords: Japan, 日本, Japon, Kyoto, 京都, 伏見区, Fushimi-ku, 日野誕生院, Hinotanjou-in, temple, 寺院, 仏閣

Photos of Hinotanjō-in:

Ripples around lantern in rock garden, Hinotanjo-in temple
Metallic lantern among red wood pillars, Hinotanjo-in temple
Metallic lantern among red wood pillars, Hinotanjo-in temple
Metallic lantern among red wood pillars, Hinotanjo-in temple
Temple bell, Hinotanjo-in temple
Opened doors on main hall entrance, Hinotanjo-in temple
  • id: 401, 6 photos (2 extra photos can be found in the archive).