This old temple was established by Kuya Shonin. The statue of Kuya producing 6 Amidas from his mouth is widely known. It is said that Kuya carried a Kannon statue with him by wagon to appease epidemics.

Rokuharamitsu-ji is a Shingon-sect temple of the Chizan school founded in 963 by Kuya. All of the original buildings except the Main Hall were destroyed by fire in 1183. The oldest structure today is the Main Hall rebuilt in 1363 and now an Important Cultural Property. 

The statue of Kuya (Important Cultural Property) was crafted in the 13th century. Small figures coming out of Kuya's mouth represent the priest invoking the name Amida Buddha. 

This temple has many outstanding sculptures from the 8th to 14th centuries including the image of priest Kuya and the sitting image of Lord Taira-no Kiyomori.


81-1 Rokuro-cho 2-chome, Matsubara-dori Yamato-oji higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City.
Tel: 075-561-6980

By Bus
From JR Kyoto Station: 10 mins by City bus #206, From Kiyomizu-michi bus stop: 5 mins on foot.

By Railway
From Keihan Railway Gojo Station: 5 mins on foot.

8:00am - 5:00pm.

General: 500 yen, University and High School Students: 400 yen, Junior High School Students: 300 yen, Elementary School Students: 200 yen.