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Shitennoji Temple

osaka >> Shitennoji Temple (Osaka Travel)

Shitennoji is one of Japan's oldest temples and the first ever to be built by the state. It was founded in 593 by Prince Shotoku, who supported the introduction of Buddhism into Japan. Although the temple's buildings burned down several times throughout the centuries, they were always carefully See more >> Osaka Travel: temple

kyoto >> Tenryuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Tenryuji is the most important temple in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. It was ranked first among the city's five great Zen temples, and is now registered as a world heritage site. Tenryuji is the head temple of its own school within the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism. See more >> Kyoto Travel: tenryu

sanzenin >> Sanzenin Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Sanzenin Temple is the main attraction of the rural town of Ohara, which is located about an hour north of central Kyoto. The approach from Ohara bus stop to Sanzenin is lined with shops and restaurants catering to temple visitors, and there are a number of smaller temples in the vicinity. Sanzeni See more >> Kyoto Travel: temple

japan >> Enryakuji Temple (Mount Hieizan) (Kyoto Travel)

Located in Kyoto's eastern mountain range on Mount Hieizan , Enryakuji is one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history and the headquarters of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism. Many influential monks studied at Enryakuji, including the founders of a number of later sects, such as See more >> Kyoto Travel: enryakuji

ohara >> Ohara (Kyoto Travel)

Ohara is a rural town nestled in the mountains of northern Kyoto, about one hour from Kyoto Station, but still technically located within Kyoto's city limits. Ohara is best known for Sanzenin Temple and particularly popular in mid November during the autumn leaf season, which typically occurs abou See more >> Kyoto Travel: sanzen

kyoto >> Myoshinji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Myoshinji is a large temple complex in northwestern Kyoto which includes about 50 subtemples in addition to its main buildings. While a few of the temple halls can be entered, the majority of the subtemples are closed to the public. However, visitors are free to wander along the walking paths. In See more >> Kyoto Travel: myoshinji
 Daitokuji Temple

kyoto >> Daitokuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Daitokuji is a large walled temple complex in northern Kyoto and the head temple of the Rinzai sect's Daitokuji school of Japanese Zen Buddhism. The complex consists of nearly two dozen subtemples and is one of the best places in Japan to see a wide variety of Zen gardens and to experience Zen c See more >> Kyoto Travel: temple

Yoshiminedera Temple

yoshiminedera >> Yoshiminedera Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Yoshiminedera is a temple of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism located in Kyoto's western mountains. Similar to Kiyomizudera on the opposite side of town, Yoshiminedera is built along the mountain side and looks out onto Kyoto. The temple grounds are spacious and there are many buildings dist See more >> Kyoto Travel: yoshimine

kyoto >> Daikakuji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Daikakuji is a large temple in the northern part of Kyoto's Sagano district. It was originally built in the early 800s as the detached palace of Emperor Saga, who thoroughly enjoyed spending time in this calm area on the outskirts of Kyoto. Thirty years after the emperor's death, the palace was co See more >> Kyoto Travel: daikaku
Ryoanji Temple

japan >> Ryoanji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Ryoanji Temple is the site of Japan's most famous rock garden, which attracts hundreds of visitors every day. Originally an aristocrat's villa during the Heian Period, the site was converted into a Zen temple in 1450 and belongs to the Myoshinji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism, whose h See more >> Kyoto Travel: ryoanji

Ninnaji Temple

kyoto >> Ninnaji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Ninnaji is one of the many great temples in Kyoto which are listed as World Heritage Sites. It is the head temple of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect of Buddhism and was founded in 888 by the reigning emperor. Over many centuries, a member of the Imperial Family used to serve as Ninnaji's he See more >> Kyoto Travel: ninnaji

Manshuin Temple

manshuin >> Manshuin Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Manshuin is a temple of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism that was established in the 8th century by the revered monk Saicho, the sect's founder. It is located in the Shugakuin area, just one kilometer from the Shugakuin Imperial Villa northeast of Kyoto's city center. The temple is a so call See more >> Kyoto Travel: monzeki

japan >> Daigoji Temple (Kyoto Travel)

Daigoji is an important temple of the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism and a designated world heritage site. The large temple complex stands southeast of central Kyoto and includes an entire mountainside. The main temple grounds are located at the base of the mountain and are connected via a hiki See more >> Kyoto Travel: daigoji