Jikko-in Temple can be found about five minutes further along the path to Sanzen-in Temple, in Ohara-no-Sato, Kyoto. Built as a sub-temple of Shorin-in Temple in 1013, the south side of its reception hall has a viewing garden called Keishin-en, which takes water from the nearby Ritsusen River to feed the Shinji-ike Pond. The nearer side of the pond represents everyday life, while the opposite side represents paradise, with beautifully trimmed and arranged plants and trees. The west side features a round-the-pond garden which was created in recent years by the head priest himself. This garden features continually blooming cherry trees, which reach full bloom in November, making it possible to witness the breathtaking sight of flowering cherry trees alongside the ambers and golds of autumn colors in the autumn season.
Address: 187 Ohara Shorinin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Admission Fee: 700 yen (with Macha tea and sweet)
[Bus]JR Kyoto Station/ Bus/ 50 min./ Ohara Bus Stop/ On foot/15 min.