Chion-in Wajun Kaikan,
was founded in an area
blessed with nature
in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto.
Feel the breeze, appreciate seasonal blooms,
be enlivened by festival music,
and savor seasonal delicacies.
Leave the clamor of your busy life behind,
take some time to relax
and align your mind
with Buddhist chanting.
The restaurant offers a truly relaxing experience
with hospitality unique to Chion-in.
Enjoy a wide range of steamed dishes and Buddhist vegetarian cuisine.
Breakfast: 7:00 to 10:00
Lunch: 11:30 to 14:00
Dinner: 17:30 to 20:30 (last order)
* Lunch and dinner are by reservation only
(Please reserve by at least two days in advance)
The café serves coffee, tea, light meals, and desserts. (Also available for takeaway)
8:30 to 18:30
* Last order at 18:00
The shop offers a wide range of original products and fine goods from Kyoto's long-established stores.
8:30 to 19:30
By popular demand, the communal baths are now available for use in the mornings.
The large bathrooms have undergone renovations, transforming them into spaces where you can relax and feel more at ease.
We look forward to welcoming you all.
6:00 to 9:00 and 15:00 to 23:00
The separate men's and women's communal baths on the second basement floor are spotless and spacious,
allowing you to stretch your limbs and relax.
The floor of the changing rooms is made of natural rattan, giving the feet a warm and pleasant feeling.
There are also chairs and vending machines in front of the entrance to the communal baths for guests to take a break.
The gallery features exhibits on Chion-in, the head temple of the Jodo sect, and the venerable master Honen. The library space attached to the gallery provides books on Chion-in Temple and master Honen. * Subject to closures
In addition to four new artworks created by Kyoto-based, internationally-renowned ceramic artist Takahiro Kondo on the themes of water and living in the present, the guestrooms also feature artworks by Kyoto-based photographer Tomas Svab, who spent a year photographing Chion-in's four seasons in his distinctive style.
As befits a facility of Chion-in Temple, Wajun Kaikan is designed to be simple with an emphasis on calm, natural and elegant ambience, using authentic materials such as stone, stucco and wood, without ostentation.
We also provide information on various events. Please visit the Jodo Shu Head Temple Chion-in's website for more information.