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(Japanese Language Only)
Q. What are the opening and closing times of Rokuoin Temple?
A. The temple opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 5:00 PM. (Last admission is at 4:30 PM)
Q. How much is the admission fee for Rokuoin Temple?
A. Adults: 400 yen, Elementary and Middle School Students: 200 yen.
Q. How do I get to Rokuoin Temple?
A. From JR Sanin Main Line (Sagano Line) “Saga Arashiyama Station,” it’s about a 6-minute walk. From Keifuku Arashiyama Line “Rokuoin Station,” it’s a 3-minute walk. From the city bus or Kyoto bus “Shimo-Saga,” it’s a 3-minute walk.
Q. Is there parking available? If so, what is the cost?
A. Parking is available in front of the main gate (free of charge). However, space is limited to about four regular-sized cars, so we recommend using public transportation.
Q. Is the temple grounds wheelchair and stroller accessible?
A. The approach is accessible by wheelchair and stroller, although the cobblestone path may be a bit inconvenient. Wheelchairs and strollers can be left at the entrance, but they are not allowed inside the buildings.
Q. Can you tell me about the temple lodging at Rokuoin? How do I make a reservation?
A. Reservations for lodging can only be made by phone. Please note that we cannot accept reservations via email or postcards.
Q. What are the check-in and check-out times for the temple lodging?
A. Check-in starts at 4:00 PM, and check-out is at 9:00 AM. However, we can hold your luggage from the morning of your arrival day.
Q. Are meals provided at the temple lodging?
A. Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM, featuring traditional vegetarian cuisine.
Q. Are there any special events or ceremonies at Rokuoin?
A. Every year on October 15th, we hold a special event to display the Buddha’s relics. We also have special nighttime viewings in the fall. For other special events, please check our official website.
Q. Can we view the treasures of Rokuoin?
A. Important cultural properties are generally not open to the public.
Q. Is photography allowed at Rokuoin?
A. Photography is allowed in the garden. However, please refrain from taking photos inside the halls and of the statues. Also, no tripods are allowed.
Q. Can you tell me about the seasonal scenery at Rokuoin?
A. In spring, you can see cherry blossoms; early summer brings Satsuki azaleas and fresh green leaves; autumn offers bush clover and fall foliage; and winter features camellias and plum blossoms. Around mid-June, the sal trees bloom, attracting many visitors.
Q. Can we have a wedding ceremony or take commemorative photos at Rokuoin?
A. Please contact us by phone for details, as it depends on the date and time.
Q. What tourist attractions or dining options are around Rokuoin?
A. The temple is about a 15-minute walk from Arashiyama Togetsukyo Bridge, and there are several other major temples and tourist facilities nearby.
Q. Does Rokuoin hold any light-up events?
A. During the special nighttime viewings in the fall, the approach and garden are illuminated. For more details, please see news information.
Q. Are the light-up events held even in rainy weather?
A. Yes, the events are held regardless of the weather.
Q. Are there any other events held at Rokuoin?
A. We occasionally display important cultural properties and fusuma paintings, but these are irregular events. Please check our official website for updates.
Q. Where can I find the schedule and details of the events?
A. Please check the “Events” section on our official website.
Q. Do I need to make a reservation to participate in the events?
A. No reservation is needed for the annual memorial service. However, the nighttime viewings require advance reservations.
Q. Can I receive a temple stamp?
A. Only pre-written stamps are available. Please pay 300 yen at the reception.