|Name||善峯寺 / Yoshimine-dera Temple|
|Adress||Oharano Oshiocho1372, Nishikyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 610-1133|
Adult 500 yen
University 500 yen
High school 300 yen
Junior high school 200 yen
Elementary school 200 yen
Yoshimine-dera (善峯寺) is a temple of the Tendai school of Buddhism in the western ward of Nishikyō-ku, in Kyoto. It is built on the western hills (Nishiyama) overlooking the city.
It was founded in 1029 by Gensan.
The main image is a statue of thousand-armed Kannon. Notable features include the “Gliding Dragon” pine tree (Yōryu no matsu, a natural monument), which was trained to grow horizontally and was once over 50 meters long, and a Tahōtō two-story pagoda (an Important Cultural Asset).
Yoshimine-dera is the twentieth temple on the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage.