Sanko-ji (三鈷寺)

Sanko-ji (三鈷寺)

Sanko-ji (三鈷寺), while located near Yoshimine-dera, it not a sub-temple. It was founded in the 11th century. The best way to visit both temples is to start with Sanko-ji, which is reached by a small mountain path climbing in the forest. The foot of the path is located before the parking lot of Yoshimine-dera; look for the kanji of the temple. When you will arrive at Sanko-ji you will have a beautiful view of the city from its terrace. After visiting Sanko-ji you don't have to walk down to the parking lot, just pass the temple front gate and follow the path to your left for 50m until you reach the upper entrance of Yoshimine-dera. Depending on the season, that entrance may or may not be manned but there's a communication system with the lower gate so you'll be able to enter. Just make sure you have the exact change (500円/person).

Recommended for: Access:

Nearby: Yoshimine-dera 善峯寺 (180m), Jūrin-ji 十輪寺 (1.2km)

External links: Website, ウィキペディア, Kyoto Navi, 京都風光, Marutake, そうだ京都, Satellite view, Map

Keywords: Japan, 日本, Japon, Kyoto, 京都, 西京, Nishikyo, Sanko-ji, 三鈷寺, temple, 寺院, 仏閣

Photos of Sanko-ji:

Water basin with bamboo ladle, Sanko-ji temple
Saying du jour, Sanko-ji temple
  • id: 372, 4 photos (4 extra photos can be found in the archive).