Nison-in

sights / Religious

Nison-in information

Location
Kyoto , Japan
Address
27 Monzenchōjin-chō, Saganison-in, Ukyō-ku
Getting there
Bus: Kyoto City bus 28 from Kyoto Station to Arashiyama-Tenryuji-mae
Train: JR Sagano/San-in line to Saga-Arashiyama or Hankyū line to Arashiyama, change at Katsura
Prices
admission ¥500
Opening hours
9am-4.30pm
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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.