Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Kyoto Prefecture  /  Kyoto  /  Historic Sites  /  Chionin Temple

Chionin Temple, Kyoto

(440+ reviews on the web)
Religious Site
Pay a visit to Chionin Temple, the main temple of the Jodo-shu branch of Buddhism. Established in 1234 CE by a pupil of Honen, the founder of the first independent branch of Japanese "Pure Land Buddhism," the temple features a large main gate dating back to the 17th century, and a temple bell so large it takes a 25-strong team to ring it. During your visit to the temple, which burnt down in 1633, note the umbrella placed in the rafters outside the main hall. It was put there by one of the architects who rebuilt the temple, in the hope of attracting rain and resisting fire. To visit Chionin Temple on your trip to Kyoto, use our Kyoto itinerary builder.
map
Create a full Kyoto itinerary

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kyoto by other users

7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, kids, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Japan BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Hiroshima, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Kyoto BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • 在円山公園裡面,很朴素的建築,很難讓人留下什麼印象,但竟然是京都規模最大的寺院。但個人感覺,沒經過的話,不用刻意去搜尋。  more »
  • Mikado worthy treasure appears in front of Don. Width 50 m 24 m-high gate is the symbol of the Chion. It was the best day, coupled with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. This temple is famous too is the head temple of the Jodo sect. Enter from the Amida-Dou goeido, climbed on top. Unfortunately in repairs to 0/2019, to visit the in thing. I didn't feel the value of paid, without intervened Yuzen Yuan paid out once, but not widely.
    View original
  • Mikado is a splendid building took big AOI Crest curtain. It is a temple of Tokugawa Hidetada. 吹tsu飛bimasu Mikado's cherry trees are nice and ascended and descended the stairs higher. Unfortunately treasure goeido in large scale construction, completely covered, nothing but not this feature.
    View original