Jingo Temple (神護寺)

I just thought I would like to go somewhere that was surrounded by nature and maybe do some walking exercise. This trip to Jingo Temple turned out to be more meaningful and more relaxing than I thought it would be.

Jingo temple is situated in northwest rural area of Kyoto. The area is called Takao(高雄)

It’s well known for its colorful maple trees in autumn. I will definitely visit again during fall and I will post pictures here again!

We drove up there and parked right next the path to the temple. When I stepped out of the car, I heard the sound of the river right next to it and everything seemed so green. I even felt a sense of ancient atmosphere.

After you go across the bridge, you will see this staircase that leads to the gate of the temple. What you see in this picture is one of the long staircases but it’s not too bad. It’s just right amount of stairs that would give you slightly numb legs later ^^

When you get to the top and buy a ticket at the entrance (600 yen for adults) you will see a large open space. As you walk through, there is a staircase that leads to the main hall. You can examine various historical statues and drawings inside the main hall.

Another spot I wanted to go see is the area where you toss a small ceramic plate into the beautiful valley below. It’s believed that bad luck will be thrown away with this plate. It’s approximately 100 meters away from the bottom of the staircase to the main hall. I will post more pictures in fall!