Kinkakuji, Omuro, Tahata area, Kyoto sightseeing route, Japan

Go north on the Kinkakuji area, Daishogun Hachijinja Shrine, Hirano Shrine, Straw Tenjingu Shrine, Kinkakuji Temple (Kinkakuji Temple), and Nishioji Dori. Nishioji-dori runs north and south through Kyoto city. If you go north on this street that runs almost parallel to Tenjingawa, you can stop at many temples and shrines on the way. The Daishogun Hachijinja Shrine, which is related to Emperor Kanmu, the Hirano Shrine, which became the deity of the Genji and Heike clan, the Wara Tenjingu Shrine, which has long been called the “god of safe delivery,” and the world cultural heritage Kaen, which was built by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga. There is also a temple (Kinkakuji). When you go out in the spring, you can also visit the spots where you can appreciate the cherry blossoms. A cherry blossom festival is held at Hirano Shrine, which is known as a famous place for cherry blossoms. Haradani Garden, located northwest of Kinkakuji Temple, is open to the public from late March to late April, and you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing.

The Omuro area, the dry landscape garden of Ryoanji Temple, the national treasure of Ninnaji Temple, and important cultural properties can be found on the 2.5-kilometer Kinukake Road, named after Emperor Uda. A road with a total length of 2.5 km. It was named after the fact that Emperor Uda reportedly sprinkled silk on Mt. Kinugasa (also known as Mt. Kinukake) to see the snow in midsummer. It is about a 10-minute walk from Ryoanji Temple, which connects Kinkakuji Temple to Ninnaji Temple and is famous for the “Torako Watari no Niwa” in the dry landscape garden, to Ninnaji Temple, a world cultural heritage that holds many national treasures and important cultures. It is a green walking route. If you want to walk while feeling the greenery, head to the sacred place in the area of ​​Mt. The Omuro 88-place Sacred Ground Tour is a course of about 3 km with a temple and a pilgrimage route.

The Taihata area, Toei Kyoto Studio Park and Daiei-dori are also located in the movie town, and the first national treasure designated wooden Maitreya Bodhisattva half-shrine statue is also the oldest temple in Kyoto, Koryuji. Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station is the station from the west of the Tozai Subway Line. There is a tradition that the place name Uzumasa, which is also the name of the station, is derived from the surname Uzumasa given by the imperial court by Mr. Hata, who came from the Korean Peninsula in ancient times. There are Toei and Shochiku Kyoto studios, and many movies and dramas are still being filmed. In addition, the theme park, Toei Kyoto Studio Park, which is set in an open set of historical drama, is known as Kinema Street. There is also Daiei-dori, which is also a town with the scent of a movie. To the east of Daiei-dori is Koryuji, the oldest temple in Kyoto. The principal image is the first wooden Maitreya Bodhisattva half-story statue designated as a national treasure.

Omuro-Ninwaji Station
Omuro-Ninwaji Station is a station on the Kitano Line of the Keifuku Electric Railway in Omurokomatsuno-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The station name until March 18, 2007 is Omuro Station. Station numbering is B5. As the name suggests, it is the closest station to Ninna-ji, a World Heritage Site, and you can see the “Niomon” gate of Ninna-ji from the front of the station.

A ground station where trains can be exchanged with a relative 2-sided 2-line platform. There is a station building only on the platform for Kitano Hakubaicho Station. The station building also has ticket gates and ticket gates, but it is currently an unmanned station and is not normally used. However, when congestion is expected, such as during the “Sakura Festival” at Ninna-ji Temple, we may collect tickets. In this case, a card reader for KANSAI will be installed at the ticket gate. The ticket gate is blocked by the bulletin board of “Platform Information”. Even after the name was changed to Omuro-Ninwaji Station, the forehead on the front of the station building still has the name of the old station in the old font and right horizontal writing.

Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station
Uzumasa Tenjingawa Station is a station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai Line, located in Uzumasa Tenjingawa Town (Sanjo Oike), Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The station number is T17. It is the terminal station (end point) of the Tozai Line. It is located in the west of the Kyoto Municipal Subway Station and is the first subway station in Ukyo Ward. It is the terminal station (end point) of the Tozai Line. It is located in the west of the Kyoto Municipal Subway Station and is the first subway station in Ukyo Ward. Underground of Oike-dori between “Sanjo-Oike intersection” where Oike-dori and Sanjo-dori (Kyoto Prefectural Road No. 112 Nijo stop Arashiyama line) intersect and “Tenjingawa Oike intersection” where Tenjingawa-dori (National highway No. 162) intersects Is located in.

Station colors for stations on the Tozai Line are set for each station, and the station color for this station is lemon color. Most trains on the Keihan Electric Railway Keihan Line run to this station. With the opening of this station, Randen Tenjingawa Station was newly established on the Keifuku Electric Railroad (Keifuku) Randen Main Line (Randen), which had been laid nearby, in March of the same year. It opened on the 28th. Both stations function as transfer stations, and the convenience of public transportation from central Kyoto and Otsu, Shiga Prefecture to Arashiyama and Sagano has improved. Most of the project costs associated with the installation of the station are borne by the city of Kyoto. * See also Randen Tenjingawa Station # History.

Tourist attractions

Kinkakuji Temple
Kaenji Temple (Kinkakuji Temple) is the outer tower of the Rinzai Sect Sokokuji School Omotoyama Sokokuji Temple in Kita Ward, Kyoto City. Shari-den, which is a three-story tower building with gold foil on the inside and outside of the building, is known as Kinkaku-ji, and the entire temple including Shari-den is known as Kinkakuji. The temple name is the law of Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the founder of the temple. Named after the No. Kaenin. The mountain number is Kitayama. The temple crest is 57 paulownia. Yoshimitsu’s Kitayama Sanso was used as a temple after his death. The Sariden was a building that represented Kitayama culture in the early Muromachi period, but it was destroyed by fire in 1950 (Showa 25) and rebuilt in 1955 (Showa 30). In 1994 (Heisei 6), it was registered as a constituent asset of UNESCO’s World Heritage (cultural heritage) “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”.

The architectural style and floor plan of Kaenji Shariden are as follows. In addition, there are differences in details between the Kinkakuji before it was burnt down in 1950 (Showa 25) (completed around Oei 5 (1398)) and the Kinkakuji rebuilt in 1955 (Showa 30). Is about the reconstruction Kinkaku. Kinkaku is a three-story wooden tower building that faces south on the shores of Kyoko Pond in the precincts of Kaenji Temple. The roof is a treasure-shaped roof, and a copper phoenix is ​​placed on the roof. Although it is a three-story building, it is formally a “double third floor” because there is no roof between the first and second floors.

The first layer will be finished with bare wood without gold leaf, and the outer surfaces of the second and third layers (including the balustrade) will be entirely covered with gold leaf. The inside of the three layers is also entirely covered with gold leaf (excluding the floor). The planes of the first and second layers are the same shape and size, with 5 fronts and 4 sides (the “between” here is not a unit of length, but the number of pillars). The first layer and the second layer use through columns and are structurally integrated. The three layers are one size smaller, with three layers.

The first layer is called “Hosuiin”, and the front one-room street has a wide open edge, and the back is one room with five fronts and three sides. The front 5 kens are not equal, but the 2nd ken from the west (the position where the principal image is enshrined) is wider than the others. The front of this room will be a residential-style door for all five rooms, and on both sides (east and west sides), one front room will be a wooden door and two rear rooms will be earthen walls. The back (north side) is a clay wall for all five rooms. Pass the waist through the above clay wall. Of these, the north side of the waist can be seen from the outside of the building, but the east and west sides of the waist can only be seen inside the building.

On the west side of the first layer, there is a one-room ken called “Sosei”, a gabled structure, and an open-air small bower that overhangs the pond. The first floor room will be one room, but it will be gently divided into a part between the frontage 3 on the west side and a part between the frontage 2 on the east side by a partition provided on the ceiling. In the part between the three west sides, a Sumidan is set up in the back, and a sitting statue of Shaka Nyorai is placed in the center of the stage, and a sitting statue of Yoshimitsu Ashikaga is placed on the left. The floor will be a plank floor and the ceiling will be a mirror ceiling.

The second layer is called “Shione-dong”, and the edges and balustrades are surrounded on all four sides, and the outer surface and balustrades are entirely covered with gold leaf. On the west side, the frontage of 3 kens and the depth of 1 ken will be the wide rim, and the 3 kens located behind it will be the Buddhist altars. The east side has 2 front rooms and 4 side rooms, and the Buddhist altar room is separated by a door. In front of the Buddhist altar, the center is a double-sided wooden door, the upper part is a lattice window, and the lower part is a waist wall. Inside the Buddhist altar, a sitting statue of the Kannon Bodhisattva (Iwaya Kannon) is enshrined on the Sumidan, and a statue of the Four Tennos stands around the Sumidan. The walls and floor are painted black lacquer, and a flying sky image is drawn on the ceiling.

The wide rim has a black lacquer floor and a phoenix on the ceiling. In the room on the east side, the front side 2 ken and the wide border are the Maira doors. Inside the Higashimuro, there is a staircase connecting the first to the third floor, and the ascending staircase leads to the northern edge of the third floor. The east and west sides of the two layers will all be board walls, and the north side will be board walls except for the second ken (behind the Sumidan) from the west.

The third floor is called the “Study Summit”, and the Buddhist temple is enshrined in one room between the three. The first layer is a Shinden-zukuri style using a sword door, the second layer is a Japanese style Buddhist temple using a Maira door, a lattice window, and a long press, while the third layer is a Zen Buddhist temple using a sword door and a flower head window. Let it be the wind. In the balustrade, the two-layered one is Japanese-style, while the three-layered one is Zenshu-sama using inverted lotus pillars. The three-story inter-column device is the same for the north, south, east, and west, with the central section as the pier Karato and the two sides as the flower head window. The three layers are covered with gold leaf both inside and outside, including the ceiling and walls, and only the edges and the floor inside are painted with black lacquer. The flat amount of “Shinkan” is written by Emperor Gokomatsu.

Ninnaji Temple
Ninna-ji is the head temple of the Shingon sect Omuro school in Omuro, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Ouchiyama. The principal image is Amida Nyorai. Kaisan (founder) is Emperor Uda. It is registered as a World Heritage Site as a constituent asset of “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”. It was a temple (monzeki temple) closely related to the imperial family, and was called “Omuro Gosho” because Emperor Uda lived there after his priesthood. After the Meiji Restoration, the royal family stopped working at the monzeki of Ninna-ji Temple, so it came to be called the “former Imperial House”.

The head temple of the Shingon sect Omuro school. Founded in 886 (Ninna 2) at the request of Emperor Kouko, completed in 888 (Ninna 4). The year is the temple name. Emperor Uda entered the temple and set up an Omuro (Omuro) in the temple, which was also called the Omuro Imperial Palace. After that, until the Meiji Restoration, the prince and grandson became the monzeki and was the head of the monzeki temple. Many of the temples were destroyed by the Onin War (1467-77) and revived during the Kanei and Shoho eras (1624-48). Kondo (national treasure) relocated the Imperial Palace Shishinden. Mikagedo (Important Cultural Property) was also erected using the materials of the former Seiryoden.

The Reihokan holds many temple treasures such as the Amitabha triad statue (national treasure), Omuro Soshoki (national treasure), and Kisshoten statue (important cultural property). The late-blooming “Omurozakura” is famous and a scenic spot. The gosho-style appearance of the former Gosho Gosho and the gorgeous fusuma paintings are wonderful. In December 1994, it was registered as a World Cultural Heritage site based on the “World Heritage Convention” as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”.

Omuro is also known as a famous place for cherry blossoms, and is crowded with many worshipers during the cherry blossom season in spring and the autumn leaves. The story of “Hoshi in Ninna-ji” that appears in “Tsurezuregusa” is famous. This temple is also the head of the flower arrangement “Omuro-ryu”, which originated from Emperor Uda. Admission to the precincts is usually free, and only the visit to the Honbo Palace and Reihokan is charged. However, the “Sakura Festival” is held when the Omuro cherry blossoms bloom (April), and during that period, an admission fee is required to enter the precincts. The inn is accepting guests. In addition to the Omuro Kaikan, “Shorin-an” has been renovated to make it a luxury shukubo.

Kyoto City Ukyo Fureai Cultural Center
As a base for cultural activities in the region, it is a facility that can be used for performances such as music, drama, dance, and other cultural events, as well as classes, training, and conferences. The Ukyo Fureai Cultural Center is the fifth regional cultural center in Kyoto City. Opened in September 2001.

Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Wonder trip to the dream world in the evolving movie village. In the open set that reproduces the streets of the Edo and Meiji eras, movies and TV are sometimes shot. You can also visit events such as the Ninja Show and Chanbara Tsuji Minami. In addition, you can fully enjoy the world of historical drama in the costume corner where you can become a hero and heroine of historical drama, and there are also plenty of hands-on attractions such as a haunted house and a karakuri ninja mansion. At the indoor facility Padios, you can enjoy special effects and anime Toei character events, and there are lots of fun events in spring, summer, autumn and winter. In addition, there are also participatory experiential learning projects such as sword fighting lectures, terakoya fun experiences, Kyoto folding fan hand-painting experiences, and Kiyomizu ware painting experiences.

Shimadzu Arena Kyoto
A facility equipped with functions that promote sports for citizens of the prefecture and can also be used for events and special events. It is divided into the first stadium and the second stadium. It also has a training room for building health and physical fitness.

Famous places and historic sites

Kaenji Temple (Kinkakuji Temple)
Jizouin (Tsubakiji)
Kitano Tenmangu
Umenomiya Shrine
Hirano Shrine
Hiraoka Hachimangu
Matsuo Taisha Shrine
Ryoanji Temple
Ninnaji Temple
Kitano Tea Ceremony
Saga / Dongein
Haradani Garden
Shinoho company ruins
Omuro Sakura
Houkongouin Garden
Ninnaji Temple
Hebizuka Kofun
Kozuka Kofun
Amatsuka burial mound


Nagakusa Embroidery Takubo Kiryouan
Exhibition of works by Toshiaki Nagakusa and June, the writers of Kyoto’s traditional craft “Kyonui”. Opened in October 2009 with a new name in a quaint place near Hirano Shrine. Machiya architecture up to the 3rd floor is rare, and you can experience a calm Japanese space while watching embroidery works and seasonal arrangements. We also sell and customize carefully selected original embroidery accessories and kimono.

Matsuo Taisha Sake Museum
Exhibition-An easy-to-understand explanation of the process of making sake, including an exhibition of traditional sake brewing tools, and an exhibition of various kiln liquor and sake by leading potters from all over the country. In addition, we plan to hold occasional events depending on the season.

Saga Art University / Saga Art Junior College Museum
It was built on the headquarters campus with the establishment of Kyoto Saga University of the Arts in 2001. Established to stimulate students’ creativity and to open the university to the local people and deepen exchanges with many people, the exhibition is open to the public. In addition to holding exhibitions focusing on the works of teachers who have been teaching at the university, local toys, fan paintings of trade fans, graduates’ works, etc., which have been in the possession since the time of Saga Art Junior College, we also hold special exhibitions. ing.

Takatsu Ancient Culture Center

The collection of weapons and weapons centered on armor and swords is one of the leading in Japan. In addition, there is a wide range of collections such as Edo period genre painting screens, Kano school, Maruyama Shijo school paintings, tea ceremony tools, Kyo ware, lacquer crafts, and modern daimyo wedding furnishings. This museum is based on Kouzu Shokai, which rents out movie props.

Hanazono University Historical Museum
A museum on the Hanazono University campus. The materials accumulated through the research and research activities of the university are open to the public as well as those involved in the university, and are operated as the core facility of the open university. The permanent exhibition is divided into archeology, folklore, art / Zen culture, history / books. Independent exhibitions are held twice a year in spring and autumn.

Yomei Bunko
Ancient documents from the Konoe family, which have a history of 1000 years, are preserved. From the middle of the Heian period to the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa eras, there are hundreds of thousands of valuable records and documents, and Fujiwara no Michinaga’s “Mido Kanpakuki”. It is a valuable treasure trove for national and historical researchers, such as the Kampaku diary of successive owners and the handwritten documents of the emperor. 8 national treasures and 60 important cultural properties. This Yomei Bunko was established as a foundation by Fumimaro Konoe at the beginning of the Showa period.

Gallery Gado
This is the official gallery of Masao Ido, who has won many fans both in Japan and abroad for his beautiful scenery of Kyoto in each season with woodblock prints, which is a traditional Japanese technique. You can see all of the works including the woodblock prints of Masao Ido and the handwriting. I would like to exhibit the actual woodblock prints and tools to convey the wonderfulness of woodblock prints.

Kitano Tenmangu Treasure Hall
The treasure hall was built in 1927 using the best technology of the time when Japanese and Western styles were mixed as a commemorative project for the Mando Festival. The collection includes a large number of exhibits, including the national treasure Kitano Tenjin Engi Emaki, the Kitano Tea Ceremony (Ocha no Yuzu), and Sugawara no Michizane’s favorite Matsukaze inkstone.

Kyoto ddd gallery
This gallery holds special exhibitions related to excellent graphic design and art in Japan and overseas. In addition to exhibiting excellent works that reflect the trends and customs of the times, we hold lectures and workshops by designers and artists. Based in the international arts and culture of Kyoto, we will continue to promote various activities in collaboration with artists, successors of traditional crafts, and art universities.

Daishogun Hachijinja Hodokuden
The “Hodokuden” of the Daishogun Hachijinja Shrine, which enshrines the star god “Daishogun” of the Onmyodo, which controls the direction, contains more than 100 deities, 80 of which are designated as important cultural properties. Many of the god statues are from the mid-Heian period to the Kamakura period, which was also the heyday of the general worship. In addition, the materials of the ancient astronomical calendar of the Onmyodo Abe family (prefectural texts) are also on display.

Koryuji Temple Reihoden
Asuka, Tenpei, Sadakan, Fujiwara, such as the first national treasure, Maitreya Bodhisattva (half-story statue), parquet-built Senju Kannon (Fujiwara period), and Prince Shotoku 16-year-old statue (Kamakura period) Buddhist statues representing each era in Kamakura are enshrined. <20 national treasures, 48 ​​important cultural properties>

Kyoto Uzumasa Misora ​​Hibari-za
Hibari Misora. In addition to the exhibits of “Kyoto Arashiyama Misora ​​Hibari-za”, which is familiar to many fans, valuable materials related to all 93 Toei movies that convey the charm of Hibari as a movie actress are exhibited. Movie Culture Center. A symbolic facility of the movie, a Western-style building. The “Shozo Makino Award” corner, which honors the late Shozo Makino, who is the father of Japanese cinema, and the late Shozo Makino, who has made brilliant achievements in Japanese cinema until now. “Movie Hall of Fame” exhibited in honor. In addition, there is a “Japanese movie history” corner, a “movie award” corner, and an exhibition corner for posters and movie equipment.

Kyoto Prefectural Domoto Impression Museum
A museum of modern Japanese painting, Insho Domoto (1891-1975), located on the “Kinukake no Michi” from Kinkakuji Temple to Ryoanji Temple and Ninnaji Temple, which is full of rich history and nature. The museum, which was built in 1966, has an impression of everything from the exterior to the interior. A special exhibition by artists related to Kyoto and a special exhibition by artists related to Kyoto will be held in sequence, with a variety of works from the collection that have a brilliant transition from traditional Japanese paintings to abstract paintings.

Ritsumeikan University International Peace Museum
In addition to exhibiting the reality of the “15-year war” in terms of both damage and harm, it also exhibits the changes in the world structure after the Cold War and the conflicts and wars that occur there. In addition, in the exhibition room “In Search of Peace,” various “violence” that alienate the flowering of human abilities, such as hunger / poverty, human rights suppression, and global environmental problems, and civic groups (NGOs) that work to overcome them. ) Is introduced. We are introducing “Peace transmission from Kyoto” from various angles. With the cooperation of “Mugonkan” (Ueda City, Nagano Prefecture), which displays the works and relics of war dead painting students, there is also “Mugonkan” / Kyotokan-Life Painting Room.

Suekawa Memorial Hall
Located on the Ritsumeikan University campus. It was built in 1983 to honor the achievements and virtues of the late Hiroshi Suekawa, Honorary President of Ritsumeikan University, and to inherit and develop that spirit. In addition to the memorial room displaying the academic and social achievements and relics of the late Honorary President Suekawa, a lecture room with a capacity of 185 people, the Matsumoto Memorial Hall Judgment Court (former Kyoto District Court No. 15 Court), and three large and small conference rooms. Shirakawa Shizuka Memorial Institute for Oriental Letters and Culture, equipped with a restaurant in the basement, has been established as a research / training and academic / cultural facility. In addition, the “Ritsumeikan Saturday Course” sponsored by the Kinugasa Research Organization of Ritsumeikan University is held every Saturday.

Ninnaji Temple Reihokan
Many national treasures and important cultural properties such as the statue of Amitabha triad, the principal image of Ninna-ji Temple at the time of its foundation, are exhibited. Open to the public in spring and autumn.

Events / festivals

Kaedekai Special visit with autumn meal
End Tenjin
Tenmon Festival
Spring Festival
Flower ceiling special visit
Plum blossom festival
Emperor Saga Festival
Chungyang Festival
Chudoji Rokusai Nenbutsu
Autumn Festival
Afterglow Festival
Mita Festival
Fudodo door opening memorial service
Apotropaic magic radish burning and oeshiki
Fresh green open-air garden special exhibition / spring special exhibition
Open-air garden of autumn leaves special exhibition / autumn special exhibition
Umezu Rokusai Nenbutsu
Hino Mikosha Fire Festival
Creation festival / fire festival
Go back to Kitano
Hatsu Tenjin
Moon-viewing tea ceremony
Prince Shotoku Fire Festival
Hino Mikosha annual festival
Cherry Blossom Festival / Gagaku Festival
Torin-in / Bontoh Akari Familiarity
Meigetsu Festival
Haradani Garden open to the public
Torin-in / Zen temple devoted lunch
Cow festival
Sediment holding memorial service
Cucumber blessing
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Tea Festival
Hassaku Festival
Moxibustion prayer
Umenomiya Taisha Shrine Festival
A party to love camellia
Narutaki radish burning
Fire Festival
Zuiki Festival
Autumn Festival
Cherry blossom festival
Amazake Festival
Tanabata Festival
Adze beginning
Pumpkin Daishi memorial service
Plum festival
Cherry-blossom viewing party Special visit with spring meal
Gyoza Memorial Festival / Light Festival
Torin-in ・ Meeting to experience Shojin cooking (cooking class>
Regular festival
Spring festival