Rurikoin Temple

Rurikoin Temple

Rurikoin Temple locates in the northeastern area of Kyoto city, right at the base of Mount Hiei. The temple is known for its breathtakingly beautiful fall foliage. The colored leaves reflect off of the temple’s lacquered desks and floors, creating a view that is like an autumn dream. Since the temple is a cultural property and is heavily protected, it is only open during the spring and fall months. Don’t miss the Japanese-style gardens in the temple premise, which you can view from the tearoom on the first floor.

Basic Information

55 Kamitakano Higashiyama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Summer and winter 
(Details available on official site)
General: ¥2,000
Students: ¥1,000
Elementary school students and below: free


  • FromKyoto Station
    【Kyoto Sta.】Kyoto Bus 17 / for Ohara
    →【Yase-eki-mae Bus stop】→ about a 6-minute walk
  • FromKansai International Airport
    【Kansai Int'l Airport Sta.】JR Kansai Airport Line / for Kyobashi
    →【Kyobashi Sta.】Keihan Main Line Limited Express / for Demachiyanagi
    →【Demachiyanagi Sta.】Hiei Electric Railway Line / for Yase-Hieizanguchi
    →【Yase-Hieizanguchi】→ about a 3-minute walk