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.
69-1 Awataguchi Sanjōbōchō Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0035
09.00 - 17.00 (Tickets sold until 16.30)
- 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)