Chion-in temple

Local name知恩院
LocationHigashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Chion-in in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū founded by Hōnen, who proclaimed that sentient beings are reborn in Amida Buddha's Western Paradise by reciting the nembutsu, Amida Buddha's name.

The vast compounds of Chion-in include the site where Hōnen settled to disseminate his teachings and the site where he died.

Tags Place of WorshipBuddhistTempleFreeRestaurantHeritage
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Opening hours

Temple & Garden:
Daily: 9 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
The gates close at 4:30 p.m.


Admission to the temple is free. Check the garden admission fees on the official website.

More information and contact


Official website

Phone +81 75 531 2111

Address Kyoto, Japan

Coordinates 35°0'19.803" N 135°47'0.034" E

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