Jonen-ji Temple (常念寺)

Jonen-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple located in Kamo-cho, Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Tamonzan and the principal image is Amida Nyorai.

Origin
1492: Founded by the kaiki (founding patron) Seiken and kaizan (founding priest) Shinse - founder of the Shinse School of the Tendai Sect. 1621: Takatora TODO lodged at Jonen-ji Temple. c.1630: Becomes part of the Pure Land Sect. 1704: Returns to the Shinse School of the Tendai Sect. 1712: Submerged when the Kizu-gawa River (Kyoto Prefecture) flooded and rebuilt at its current location. 1996: Main hall renovated. 2000: Heiwa Kannon statue constructed in celebration of the temple's construction. Completion of Keian-seki stone reliefs depicting Shaka Nyorai flanked by two attendants and the sixteen Lokapalas.

Cultural properties
Important Cultural Property
Color painting on silk image of Shaka Nyorai in Nirvana: Created during the Kamakura period
Other cultural properties
Paintings
Thousand Buddhas: Created during the Muromachi period
Six-character name of Priest Shinsei: Created during the Muromachi period
Buddha statues
Seated statues of the Ten Kings: Created during the Muromachi period and a prefecture-registered cultural property
Statue of Gusho-shin in the half-lotus position: Created during the Muromachi period and a prefecture-registered cultural property
Seated statue of Datsue-ba: A prefecture-registered cultural property
Standing statue of Amida Nyorai: Created during the Northern and Southern Court period (Japan)
Statue of Shaka Nyorai flanked by two attendant statues: Created during the Muromachi period
Statue of Jizo Bosatsu in the half-lotus position: Created during the Fujiwara period
Standing statue of Jizo Bosatsu: Created during the Kamakura period
Statue of the Eleven-faced Kannon
Statue of Daikokuten
Stonework
Stone tablet commemorating a nenbutsu service held by Priest Seiken: Inscribed in 1520

Location
22 Satooda, Kamo-cho, Kizugawa City, Kyoto Prefecture 619-1100

Access
10 minutes walk from Kamo Station (Kyoto Prefecture) on the Yamatoji Line.

Nearby attractions

Joruri-ji Temple

Kaijusen-ji Temple

Remains of Yamashiro Kokubun-ji Temple (remains of Kuni-kyo City)

Mitama-jinja Shrine (Kamo-cho) (formerly Tomyo-ji Temple)

Kamo Cultural Center (Ajisai Hall)