Chion-in Temple in Higashiyama area of Kyoto

The main attraction of the Chionin Temple is the Miedo Hall, but don’t get too excited about seeing this as it’s still under renovation. However, do not let this turn you away from visiting Chion-in Temple as it has lots more to offer.

“The Chion-in Temple entrance requires climbing lots of steps”

When walking towards the Chionin temple, which is a bit further up the road from the Shorenin Temple, the first thing you see is a huge building which is known as the Sanmon Gate.

The Sanmon Gate at Chionin Temple in Kyoto

It is slightly raised from the road among some pine trees but you can’t miss it, standing 24 meters tall and 50 meters wide, it is the largest wooden gate in Japan.

The Sanmon Gate at Chionin Temple in Kyoto

The Sanmon Gate at Chionin Temple in Kyoto

To reach the Chion-in Temple you must walk many steps to the top but it is worth it.

The steps to Chion-in Temple in Kyoto

The steps to Chion-in Temple in Kyoto

 

Chion-in Temple grounds in Kyoto

Chion-in Temple grounds in Kyoto

There are very nice buildings with lots of character, however, the main part, the Miedo Hall is under restoration until 2019 and is covered as you can see in the top right photo but this still does not disappoint.

Images from the Choin-in temple

Images from the Chion-in temple

Chion-in Temple grounds in Kyoto

Chion-in Temple grounds in Kyoto

 

The Sanmon Gate at Chionin Temple in Kyoto

The Sanmon Gate at Chionin Temple in Kyoto

When leaving the Chionin Temple via the Sanmon Gate continue on up the road towards

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    […] To reach the Chion-in Temple you must walk many steps to the top but it is worth it. There are very nice buildings with lots of character, however, the main part, the Miedo Hall is under restoration and is covered as you can see in the top right photo but this still does not disappoint as there is still lots to see at Chionin Temple in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto […]

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