• Genko-an Temple
  • Genko-an Temple
  • Genko-an Temple
  • Genko-an Temple

Genko-an Temple



This ancient temple was constructed during the Muromachi period. The temple is famous for its two different windows that look out on a beautiful natural garden: the round “Window of Enlightenment” and the square “Window of Confusion”. It’s also well-known for its ”bloody ceiling” that reused materials from the fallen Fushimi Castle. The foliage in autumn is beautiful.

Location Information

  • Address

    47, Takagaminekitatakagaminecho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8468

  • Nearest Station
    Kitaoji Station
    ・ Karasuma Line
    15 minutes by bus
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Closed
    *Irregular break days for clerical work, on vernal/autumnal equinoxes
Original source: ©Shobunsha Publications Inc.

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