Jyakkō-in

  • Address: 676 Ōharakusaochō, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Prince Shōtoku (?)
  • Founded: 594 (?)

A nunnery of Tendai Sect. This is where Kenreimonin, daughter of Tairano Kiyomori (hegemon of the late 12th century), lived after the extinction of the Clan Heike and closely connected with the Tale of the Heike.






Stone steps to the temple








Hondō, the main hall




"Yukimi-dōrō", the cast-iron lantern presented by Toyotomi Hideyoshi




Water basin for ablution




Hydrangea




Three-terraced waterfall












Monument of the mausoleum of Kenreimon-in




Stone steps leading to the mausoleum of Kenreimon-in (from the mausoleum)




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