• Giou-ji Temple
  • Giou-ji Temple
  • Giou-ji Temple
  • Giou-ji Temple

Giou-ji Temple



Giou-ji Temple is said to tell the story of a dancer named Gio who won favor with Taira no Kiyomori, but when she eventually fell out of favor with him, she, her sister, and her mother all fled to Giou-ji Temple. They then shaved their heads and lived as nuns there. The grounds are surrounded by verdant greenery, amidst which a thatched roof hut quietly stands.

Location Information

  • Address

    32, Sagatoriimotokozakacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8435

  • Nearest Station
    Torokko Arashiyama Station
    ・ Sagano Scenic Railway
    16 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 4:30pm
    *Open until 15:00 in December 31
  • Closed
    *New Year's Day
Original source: ©Shobunsha Publications Inc.

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