For a fall trip to Kyoto in 2019, Shinnyodo(真如堂) is recommended.

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Hello, I am Mametako(まめたこ). I am working in the reception of hotel in Kyoto.

Next month, Kyoto will be in the fall foliage season.

This time I will introduce you about Shinnyodo(真如堂), which I recommend in Kyoto autumn trip.

Please read this article until the end.




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About Shinnyodo(真如堂)

I don’t know about Shinnyodo(真如堂)’s history well. haha

I will tell you only that I have visited Shinnyodo(真如堂) several times and left an impression.

1 Three-storied pagoda(三重塔)

It soars over the precincts.

It has a very strong presence.

You can take a picture with the autumn leaves like this.

2 Large Nirvana painting(大きな大きな涅槃図)

You can see a Large Nirvana painting before paying the entrance fee and heading to the beautiful Japanese garden.

All kinds of creatures are drawn, and you can see insects such as centipedes.

The explanation of Large Nirvana painting that the monk does is also interesting.

3 Japanese garden made by Shigemori Chisawo(重森千靑)

Chisawo Shigemori(重森千靑) is a grandson of Mirei Shigemori, who created gardens such as the Big Dipper garden at Tofukuji Temple.

You can see capital letters at the back of this garden.

Shinnyodo(真如堂)’s autumnal conditions (FY2018)

I took these pictures on November 24, 2018.

The water bath is also beautiful.

In the precincts, autumn leaves show various colors.

The redness of the autumn leaves on the left side of the main hall was amazing.

I was surprised if there was such a bright red in nature.

I’m wondering where it’s beautiful to take photos.

Those who have a camera are likely to forget the time and take pictures of autumn leaves.

I took these pictures on November 24, 2018.

Detailed information of Shinnyodo(真如堂) (FY2019)

Open 9:00am~4:00pm(Reception until 3:45pm)
Holiday There may be restrictions such as looking at the garden. Please visit the website in advance.
Tel number 075-771-0915
Address 82 Jodoji Shinnyocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8414

Access and map of Shinnyodo(真如堂)

How to get to Shinnyodo(真如堂) by bus from Kyoto Station(京都駅)

Please take a city bus (No.100) from Kyoto eki-mae[京都駅前](bus stop).

It is Honen-incho[法然院町](bus stop) that gets off the bus.

You will arrive at Shinnyodo(真如堂) in 6 minutes on foot from Honen-incho[法然院町](bus stop).

The slope continues from the Honen-incho[法然院町](bus stop) to Shinnyodo(真如堂).

I recommend that you go in a comfortable wear.

Sightseeing information around Shinnyodo(真如堂)

There are many sightseeing spots around Shinnyodo(真如堂).

Philosophical road(哲学の道), Eikando(永観堂), Honen-in(法然院), Nanzen-ji(南禅寺), etc.

If you go sightseeing, it will be an area where you can enjoy even one day.

I personally recommend going to the fall foliage around Shinnyodo(真如堂) rather than going to Arashiyama(嵐山).

There are fewer people than Arashiyama. haha

There is a place near Shinnyodo(真如堂) where you can eat French at a temple!


I had French in the temple.

If you are interested, please read this article. ↓


A hideout cafe on Mt. Yoshida(吉田山)

There is Yoshida Shrine(吉田神社) near Shinnyodo(真如堂).

There is a hideout cafe in the precincts of Yoshida Shrine(吉田神社), a 9-minute walk from Shinnyodo(真如堂).

I recommend that you go in a comfortable wear because of cafe in the mountain.


Open 11:30am~6:00pm
Holiday Monday
Tel number 075-761-2100
Address 8 Yoshidakaguraokacho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, 606-8311

Finally my impressions

Thank you for reading to the end.

I will definitely recommend Shinnyodo(真如堂) in 2019.

A few years ago there were few people, but what about this year?

Even if there are many people, the beauty of autumn leaves will not change.

I will go again this year.

Thank you for reading to the end.

I hope you can use it as a reference for your trip to Kyoto.

Thank you for your support.


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