Speaking of the stage in Kyoto, Kiyomizu stage is famous. But do you know that there is a much bigger stage?
It is gaining popularity as a new sightseeing spot in Kyoto. This is the best place to view Kyoto.
Five times the stage of Kiyomizu! Great view!
The big stage is the Shogunzuka Seiryuden Hall, which stands at an altitude of about 216 meters.
Inside the hall made of Japanese cypress, Ao Fudo Myo-o is enshrined, and the outside is about 5 times the Kiyomizu stage, and the total area is 1,046 square meters! There is a big stage that is like this.
It is located almost to the east of Yasaka Shrine. You can enjoy a wonderful view of Kyoto City from the grand stage. You can see Heian Shrine, Ginkakuji Temple and Kyoto Imperial Palace below. You can see Mt. Hiei on the right side, the city of Kyoto on the left side, as well as the Osaka area, and you can see buildings such as Abeno Harukas.
The beautiful streets filled with the atmosphere of Kyoto, many shrines and temples, the Kamogawa River, and the lush greenery of the mountains are perfect for learning about Kyoto.
Ao Fudo and Fantastic illumination
Ao Fudo (bule) is one of the three Fudo in Japan along with Aka Fudo (red) of Myoo-in Temple in Mt. Koya and Ki Fudo (yellow) of Mii-dera Temple.
This Ao Fudo has been handed down to Shoren-in Temple as a hidden Buddhist statue since 1,144. It has been restored for three years, so the vividness and delicacy will surely captivate you.
Don’t miss this chance to see a first-class Buddhist painting. Ao Fudo is a painting, but seeing it in a picture is different from seeing the real thing.
At Shogunzuka, they light up at night from autumn to winter. Aside from the panoramic view during the day, the night view of Kyoto is also full of attractions. The soft lights all over the stage make you feel as if you were floating. It is lit up in autumn and spring
Seasonal flowers in the garden
Next to the observation deck is a Japanese garden where you can enjoy the beauty of the four seasons of Japan. This Japanese garden was created using the most technologically and artistically advanced method of the period.
Cherry blossoms and weeping peaches in spring, hydrangeas and fresh green leaves in summer, fall foliage in autumn, and snow in winter. The garden with various expressions has a beautiful appearance depending on the season.
It is lit up in autumn and spring, so you can enjoy the fall foliage in the garden, or cherry blossoms and the night view of Kyoto City in one place.
The spring light-up period is from late March to early April, and you can enjoy the night view of Shogunzuka and cherry blossoms at night. Let’s fully enjoy the combination of the gorgeous and powerful cherry blossoms that are different from those in the daytime, the beauty of Japan that is unique to Shogunzuka, and the night view that is typical of Kyoto.
The fall foliage that you can enjoy in autumn are truly the highlight. The combination of the beautifully arranged Japanese garden and the vivid red colored fall foliage is a beauty that can only be seen in Japan.
You can also enjoy these fall foliage at night. The view of fall foliage is refreshing in the daytime, but when the sun goes down, the impression changes completely and it becomes much more glossy. The autumn light-up period is from late October to early December.
When you want to enjoy a panoramic view of the historic city of Kyoto, you can enjoy quietly and leisurely from Shogunzuka Seiryuden.
The view from a large place on the big stage is luxury itself. And why don’t you visit Shogunzuka Seiryuden, an unprecedented sightseeing spot where you can enjoy the traditional Japanese beauty of Kyoto and the scenery of the four seasons at once?
- Hours: 9:00～17:00 (Last entry: 16:30)
- Open all year round
- Admission: 500 yen for general, 400 yen for junior high and high school students, 200 yen for elementary school students
- Lighting up from sunset in spring and autumn