Shoren-in Temple

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Japanese script: 青蓮院
Area: Kyoto
Address: 69-1 Awataguchi Sanjōbōchō Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0035 [map]
Phone: 075-561-2345 075-561-2345
Access: 393 m from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)
0.6 km from Keage Station Tōzai Line (T9)
0.9 km from Sanjō Keihan Station Tōzai Line (T11)
Hours: 09.00 - 17.00 (Tickets sold until 16.30)
Admission: Adults: ¥500
Children: ¥200
Students: ¥400
Website: http://www.shorenin.com/english/

A temple of the Tendai sect located in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto. The temple is also known as Awata Palace and was the temporary imperial residence after a great fire swept through Kyoto in 1788.

The temple was also home to the imperial abbot, a position that was chosen from among the members of the imperial family or high ranking court officials.

A feature of the grounds is a waterfall fed pond surrounded by eight hundred year old camphor trees.