• Hokyo-in Temple
  • Hokyo-in Temple
  • Hokyo-in Temple
  • Hokyo-in Temple

Hokyo-in Temple



Established by Emperor Shirakawa during the Heian Period, the temple's name derives from the ingo (posthumous Buddhist name) of Yoshiakira Ashikaga, the second shogun of the Muromachi bakufu (Japanese feudal government headed by a shogun). While exploring the precinct, you'll find the graves of Yoshiakira and Masatsura Kusunoki, the busho (military commander) of Nancho (Southern Court) located next to each other. Masatsura was much respected by Yoshiakira even though he was an enemy general. During autumn, the maple leaves turn a striking red (visitors are not allowed to bring in a tripod stand or a unipod).

Location Information

  • Address

    9-1, Sagashakadomonzenminamichuincho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8424

  • Nearest Station
    Sagaarashiyama Station
    ・ JR Sagano Line
    ・ JR San-in Line
    5 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Closed

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