Ryoon-ji Temple

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Ryoon-ji Temple is a temple of the Soto school, situated in Nantan City Sonobe Cho. It is said to be built in the Muromachi era (1509) by the wealthy in the Nie area.
The second temple of the Funaigoori thirty-three Kannon Pilgrimage, Ryoon-ji Temple worships the Gautama Buddha. However, since Ryoon-ji Temple is not a tourism temple, the statue cannot be seen.
During autumn, the autumn foliage colors the temple with red, orange, and yellow. The "red carpet" formed by fallen autumn foliage on the path toward the temple is truly a sight to behold!

Basic information

Ideal season



Postal code:622-0061
1 Komizobata, Nie, Sonobe cho, Nantan, Kyoto


Number of regular vehicles: 10 cars(Charges: Free)

Number of large vehicles: None

Time held/open

Free entrance

Regular holidays/closings

Always open


Adults: Free

Children: Free


Bus : Take the Keihan Kyoto Kotsu bus (Enjo Line) from Sonobe station of JR Sagano Line, get off at Nie bus stop, then walk for 5 minutes.

Car : 10 minutes from the Sonobe Exit on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway.

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Contact information


※Please contact Nantan City Tourism Section, if you have any questions. (☎0771-68-0050)


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