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Shisen-do

Shisen-do is a delightful little temple in the northern part of the Higashi-yama mountains. The temple…

January 10, 2012
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Kurama

The rural town of Kurama is located at a distance of about an hour from the Kyoto city center in…

August 10, 2011
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Byodo-in

Byōdō-in Temple is one of the few surviving examples of Heian era (794-1185) architecture left in…

August 9, 2011
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Daisen-in

Daisen-in, a subtemple of Daitoku-ji was founded in 1509 by Zen priest Kogaku Soko1464-1548. The gardens…

August 8, 2011
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Korin-in

Korin-in, a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, was founded by Yoshifusa Hatekeyama, a warlord of the Noto, now…

July 30, 2011
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Honen-in

Priest Honen (1133-1212) left Hieizan Enryaku-ji and established Jodo-shu Sect of Buddhism in 1175. He…

July 29, 2011
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Tofuku-ji

Tofuku-ji temple is the head temple of the Tofukuji School of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. It was…

July 28, 2011
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Zuiho-in

Zuiho-in is a subtemple of Daitoku-ji in Kyoto. It was founded in 1546 by Sorin Otomo, a daimyo who…

July 27, 2011
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Kinkaku-ji

Temple of the Golden Pavilion is the popular name of Rokuon-ji, Deer Park Temple, a temple dedicated to…

July 22, 2011
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To-ji

Founded in 794 when emperor Kanmu moved the capital from Nara to Kyoto, and was thus one of the…

July 22, 2011
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Taizo-in

Taizo-in is a small Zen Buddhism temple located in northwestern Kyoto on the quiet and spacious grounds…

July 21, 2011
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Kiyomizu-dera

Kinkaku-ji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion is the popular name of Kiyomizudera ,”Pure Water Temple”…

July 21, 2011
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Ginkaku-ji

Temple of the Silver Pavilion is the more common name for Jisho-ji, a temple belonging to the Shokoku…

July 21, 2011
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Eikan-do

Zenrin-ji is the head temple of Jodo-shu Seizan Zenrin-ji sect. The temple has more than 1,100 years of…

July 21, 2011
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Shoren-in

Temple’s principal image of Buddha, Shijoko Nyorai, is on public display for the first time since the…

July 20, 2011
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Nanzen-ji

The area of Kyoto known as Nanzenji has the honor of being home to the famous Zen temple that…

July 20, 2011
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Mansyu-in

Began with a single structure built by Saicho, 767-822: founder of the Tendai sect, on Mt. Hiei. It was…

July 20, 2011
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Kodai-ji

The temple was built by the widow to Hideyoshi, warlord. Gold-relief lacquerware called Maki-e is…

July 20, 2011
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Gio-ji

A Shingon sect temple appearing in Heike Monogatari (Tale of the Heike). Gio was in love with…

July 20, 2011
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Chion-in

Founded by Honen in 1234, Chion-in is the head temple of the Jodo Shu, Pure Landshut. This very busy…

July 20, 2011