瑠璃光院

瑠璃光院

Information

Notice of special admission,in spring

From April 15, 2017 until June 15, we perform a special admission,in spring.

  • ●Period:April 15~June 15
  • ●Hours:10:00~16:00(Gate closing 16:30)
  • ●Admission fee:¥2,000
(2017/03/24/ up)

Movie

An animation introduces the state of Rurikoin in autumn.

八瀬逍遥・風雅有情

Highlights of Rurikoin

山門

Temple gate

You catch sight of the main gate of a temple,crossing the suspension bridge along a clear stream of the river.


玄関

Entrance

Carps in the pond greet cheerfully.

参道

Approach

In autumn,leaves more than 100 kinds are turn red and yellow.It's so great.

書院

Drawing room
(shoin)

The tea room facing the garden is refined.Please relax sitting.


瑠璃の庭

Ruri-no-niwa
(Japanese-style garden)

Ruri-no-niwa is represented the Pure Land shining lapis lazuli color.
You can see a stream, small and beauthiful, in the garden of the moss.

瑠璃の庭
臥竜の庭

Garyo-no-niwa
(Japanese-style garden)

A pond garden represents the dragon ascend to heaven with water and stones.
It releases the people mind who are watching them.And it is said to bring good luck.


Kikaku-tei

Kikaku-tei
(Temple's teahouse)

It is a venerable tea house of Sanetomi Sanjo public naming.
Grand Master“Kakukakusai”was the appearance prefer.It represents the spirit of harmony、respect、purity and tranquility.

Kama-buro

Kama-buro
(Japanese style steam bath)

It is the prototype of the Japanese-style steam bath.It is rare remains.
You can enter inside and observe it.

Winter scenery

Winter scenery

Ruri-no-niwa shines by snow white in winter.


History

History

Peaceful location,Rurikoin

Emperor Tenmu injured his back in the Onin War.And he got a cure in a Kama-buro at this area.So the place was named Yase.

八瀬大原 瑠璃光院の由緒
八瀬大原 瑠璃光院の由緒

Successive Monzeki of Hongan-ji temple ――a member of nobility or imperial family――have been recorded as often visited.

Meiji era, elder statesman Sanetomi Sanjo named the hermitage as "Kikaku-tei", left the autograph of naming.You can see this at Rurikoin.

Early Showa era from Taisho era late,architecture was produced by Sotoji Nakamura, landscape gardening was by famous gardener to draw a flow of Sano Toemon.


八瀬大原 瑠璃光院の由緒

The architecture and the garden is full of Japaneseness
and there have been popular in a lot of people.
It is also famous for it has become the competition field of game of Go Honinbo position.

Currently, for the purpose of protection and the public interest of cultural assets,
it has published to the general public.And we offer peace to everyone.

フォトギャラリー
On sliding,you can see other images
2012年11月20日撮影 : 瑠璃色の風を感じて  2012年11月20日大阪府高槻市 O様撮影
2011年5月26日撮影 : 2011年5月26日H様撮影
2011年5月26日撮影 : 2011年5月26日H様撮影
2011年5月26日撮影 : 2011年5月26日H様撮影
2011年5月17日撮影 : 2011年5月17日撮影しました。5月の天気の良い日に撮影しました
2011年4月10日撮影 : 2011年4月10日撮影しました。お出ししているお抹茶と若菜屋さんの栗きんとんです
2007年11月撮影 : 瑠璃光院 2007 -秋- 天気の良い秋の日に撮影しました。
2007年11月撮影 : 瑠璃光院 2007 -秋- 天気の良い秋の日に撮影しました。

伝来寺宝、優雅余韻

We are released some historical treasure of a temple.Exhibits will change every year.This is usually private, but there is also when it is published.

寺宝 寺宝
瑠璃光院に訪れてくださった皆様のご感想
  • I heard the description of Rurikoin by monks,took pictures, drank green tea.Chanting of monks is nice and I felt to go in another world. Even though amateur, it has surprised to take beautiful photos.It is a wonderful garden.Thank you very much. I send a photo.I would love to go there,in autumn.I want to hear monk chanting is also, please tell me when to listen.

    from H

  • A beautiful garden, a comfortable tone of the murmuring, purple of Ayame and a sound a frog makes――I feel refreshing. I wish the health and rehabilitation of earthquake victims.

    from T

  • I enjoyed Kyoto scenery.I felt nostalgy.But,It might be new.Thank you for the wonderful scenery.

    from M

  • By the chance, I dropped by Rurikoin.I think that It was good to come. I feel healing,since Rurikoin is full of green and quietness.Tokyo is full of building. If I get depressed, I will come again.Thank you very much.

    from S

  • I feel so good in a very beautiful temple. Last year,I lost my husband, had sent a sad day-to-day.But,I was able to bounce back and spend fun with my friends,to come to this place. I think I want to go again. Thank you very much.

    from U

  • I live in the neighborhood, but I came for the first time.Very cool garden, I feel that I want to look at for hours. Also scenery of autumn are expecting that it would be great.I will come again in the fall. The evening is even more beautiful.

    from A

Contact us

address
Address
55, Kamitakanohigashiyama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone number
81-75-781-4001
How to get to Rurikoin
From Demachi-yanagi Station,get on Eizan Electric Railway(for Yase-Hieizanguchi) to Yase-Hieizanguchi Station.It takes 5 minutes on foot from the station.

From Kokusaikaikan Station,get on Kyoto Bus(for Ohara,Kodeishi) to Yaseekimae.It takes 7 minutes on foot from the bus stop.
Please use the public transport.
Because we do not have parking.
大きな地図で見る
If you are traveling by private car, please use the Kyoto Demachi parking.
From the parking lot, please use the following, the railway.

It takes a 5-minute walk from the parking lot to Demachi-yanagi Station.
From Demachi-yanagi Station to Yase-Hieizanguchi Station will take 14 minutes.

Inquiry over the telephone

In case of use for a meetings for the traditional culture,we consider in particular.For example,Tea ceremony,Noh,and so on.Please refer to follows. [Attention]Non-admission period, it will be a response message, please acknowledge.

TEL 81-75-781-4001 Telephone is acceptable:10:00~17:00(Japan Time)