Located in Kameoka City, in the Woodland Kyoto area, Jinzo-ji Temple is a temple belonging to the Myoshinji school of Rinzai sect and is said to have been built by Saicho in 790. The Main statue of Bhaishajyaraja, known as the medicine Buddha, is said to have been made by Saicho as well. The temple burned down in 1575 but the main Buddha statue was saved and is now designated an important cultural property by Japan. The temple is particularly beautiful in the fall since the temple grounds has over 200 maple trees including one that is over 400 years old and 43 feet tall located by the stairs of the main hall. Furthermore, every year the temple holds illumination events where they light up the sakura and fall colors at night making it even more beautiful.
- 60 Saeki Iwataninouchi Innoshiba, Hiedano-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Bus: From "Kameoka" station on the JR Sagano line, take the Keihan Kyoto Kotsu bus to "Sports Park Terminal", change to the Kameoka City Furusato Bus and get off at "Green Heights Exit", walk for about 20 minutes.
Car: Approximately 10 minutes from the Kyoto Jukan Expressway "Kameoka" IC exit
- Business Hours
- 9:00am - 5:00pm
Regular holidays : None
- 300 yen
Number of regular vehicles: 30 spaces (Free: Free)
Number of large vehicles: Please park along the road leading to the temple