Nishijin area where temples and shrines stand in the old townscape.
It is an out-of-the-way place in the middle of the town where you can view it in a quiet and calm atmosphere during the autumn leaves season.
Myoken-ji Temple is holding "Aki no tokubetsu koukai (Special autumn release)" until Sunday, December 6.
During the festival, the annual is held along with Myokaku-ji Temple "Marugoto Bijutukan (Whole Art Museum)" and Myoren-ji Temple.
Along with the exhibition of temple treasures, works of modern artists and traditional crafts are exhibited, and you can enjoy the artistic space.
In addition, in "Yakan Haikan (Night Visit)", 4 gardens such as "Korin Kyokusui no Niwa Garden" are illuminated with colorful lights.
At "Goshiki Tsubaki to Matsu no Niwa (garden)" you can experience the sound of Suikinkutsu.
Myoken-ji Temple was founded in the late Kamakura period by Nichizo Shonin, a disciple of Nichiren Shonin, the founder of the Nichiren Sect.
It was the first Nichiren sect temple in Kyoto and was also known as the imperial temple of the emperor.
It has been repeatedly relocated, and after the Honnoji Incident, it was ordered by Hideyoshi Toyotomi to move the temple to its current location.
At that time, Lord Hideyoshi rebuilt Myoken-ji Temple into a castle, calling it "Nijo-jo Castle" and used it as an accommodation in Kyoto.
It is a hidden famous temple that has been loved by many artists such as Ogata Korin who was a painter in the Edo period.
In "Special autumn release" treasures related to Saint Nichiren, which were not open to the public until now, are also on special display.
It's nice that you can take your time to visit without getting dense.
Nichiren-syu Daihonzan Myoken-ji Temple
514 Myokenjimae-cho, Teranouchi-dori Shinmachi-nishi-iru, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City
5 minutes walk from Horikawa-Teranouchi bus stop
"Special autumn release" will run until Sunday, December 6, 2020.
10 o'clock to 16 o'clock , 18 o'clock to 20:30 (Last call at 20 o'clock)
*There is an admission fee.