September 30, 2015

Gio-ji Temple

Gio-ji Temple

Gioji Temple is a very small temple with a lovely moss garden and tall maple trees. Like Ryoanji Temple, it gives you a feeling of being at peace; of being connected to nature. I remember my friend is somewhat disappointed because the temple was so small and wasn't visit-worthy for him. The main hall of Gioji was equally small and is incomparable to those of Kiyomizu-dera and Tenryu-ji Temple. I guess I'm just interested with anything abstract or something different because I find this temple magical.

Moss garden
Moss garden and maple trees.

The secret of enjoying this temple is to just watch the garden: study the trees and the moss garden. Notice the different shades of green and how this adds beauty to garden.

Path going to the entrance.

Entrance of the temple.


Gioji Temple

Gioji Temple

Giojo Temple

How to get there:

It's a 15-minute walk from Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple.

Opening hours and fees:

Opening hours: 0900H-1700H

Fees: Adults: 300 Yen
Children: 100 Yen

Map: Arashiyama Map

goodnight - donna

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