sights / Religious

Nison-in information

Kyoto , Japan
Street 27 Monzenchōjin-chō, Saganison-in
Extras Ukyō-ku
Getting there
Bus Kyoto City Bus No 28 from Kyoto Station to the Arashiyama-Tenryuji-mae stop
admission ¥500
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Lonely Planet review

This is a popular spot with maple-watchers. Nison-in was originally built in the 9th century by Emperor Saga. It houses two important Kamakura-era Buddha statues side by side (Shaka on the right and Amida on the left). The temple features lacquered nightingale floors.