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Remains of Shoren-in gate

Remains of Shoren-in gate

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Shoren-in Monzeki is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Awataguchi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Along with Kajii (Sanzenin) and Myohoin, Shoren-in is one of the three monzeki temples of the Tendai sect (Tendai Sanmonzeki).

Uhoin Temple

Uhoin Temple

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Uhoin Temple is a temple of the Sennyuji School of Shingon Buddhism, located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City. Commonly known as Nishijin Shotengu. The temple is founded by Kobo Daishi.

Kajuji Temple

Kajuji Temple

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Kashuji Temple is the head temple of the Yamashina school of Shingon Buddhism, located in Kanshuji, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto. It is said to have been built in the 3rd year of Shoutai (900) on the site of the residence of Miyaji Iyamasu, the ruler of Uji County.

Rokuoin Temple

Rokuoin Temple

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Rokuoin is a separate temple of the Rinzai sect located in Sagakitaboricho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mount Kakuo. The main statue is Buddha Buddha. Its history begins in 1380 at the opening of Hodoji Temple, which was founded by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu with Shunokumyoha as the opening of the mountain.

Shokoku-ji Temple

Shokoku-ji Temple

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Shokokuji Temple is the head temple of the Shokokuji School of Rinzai Zen Buddhism, located in Shokokuji Monzen-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City. The temple name is Mannenzan. The main deity is Shakanyorai Buddha.

Koetsuji Temple

Koetsuji Temple

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Koetsuji Temple is a Nichiren Shu temple located in Takagamine Koetsu-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto. It is located in a scenic spot overlooking the three mountains of Takagamine (Takagamine, Washigamine, and Tengamine) in the north of Kyoto. There are a number of elegant teahouses in the garden.

Genkoan Temple

Genkoan Temple

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Genkoan is a Soto Zen temple located in Takagamine, Kita-ku, Kyoto. It was founded more than 670 years ago in 1346 by Tetsuo Kokushi, the second head priest of Daitokuji Temple, the head temple of the Rinzai sect.

Rengeji Temple

Rengeji Temple

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Rengeji Temple is a Tendai sect temple with the name Kimyozan. During the Kanbun period (1661-1673), Shigenao Imaeda, a vassal of the Kaga Maeda family, was ordained and lived in a house here. It is also one of the best places for viewing the autumn leaves in the northern part of Kyoto.

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple

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Kenninji Temple is the head temple of the Kenninji School of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. The temple was founded by Zenji Eisai. The founder is Minamoto no Yoriie. The temple was founded in 1202 during the Kamakura period (1185-1333) and was named after the year of that time. The temple is famous for its screens depicting the Wind and Thunder Gods.

Shisendo Jozanji temple

Shisendo Jozanji temple

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Shisendo which is located in Kyoto City Sakyo district Ichijoji is a ruin of a mountain cottage where Jozan Ishikawa who was the cultural person in Edo era spent his last days.

Matsugasaki Daikokuten

Matsugasaki Daikokuten

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Matsugasaki Daikokuten (Myoenji temple) is a Nichiren sect temple located in the northern back of Kyoto Rakunai and in the middle of the mountain of “Ho” of Gozan no Okuribi.

Enkoji Temple

Enkoji Temple

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Enkoji temple is a temple of Rinzai sect Nanzenji school. Its mountain title is Zuigan-mountain. Its principal image is Senju Kannon.

Shosaki-zan Yusenji

Shosaki-zan Yusenji

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Yusenji temple is a temple of Nichiren sect located in Kyoto city Sakyo district Matsugasaki. Its mountain title is Shosaki-zan.

Bukkoji Temple

Bukkoji Temple

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Bukko-ji Temple is a temple of the Shinshu Bukko-ji sect located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto. It is said that when the temple base was located in Shibutani, Kyoto, it was far more powerful than Honganji, another Jodo Shinshu sect.

Rokkakudo

Rokkakudo

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The official name of Rokkakudo is Shiyunsan Chōhō-ji Temple, a monolithic temple of the Tendai lineage. Because of the hexagonal shape of the main hall, it has been known and loved as "Rokkakudo" since long ago.

Horinji Temple

Horinji Temple "Darumadera"

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Horinji Temple is located in Enmachi, Rakuyo, on the banks of the Kamiya River in connection with the Kitano Tenjin Temple. It is a famous temple of the Myoshinji School of the Rinzai Sect and is commonly known as "Daruma-dera.

Myokenji Temple

Myokenji Temple

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Located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Myokenji Temple, also known as Gusoku-zan Myokenji Temple, was founded in the late Kamakura period (1185-1333) and was the first Nichiren-shu temple in Kyoto.

Daikakuji Temple

Daikakuji Temple

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Daikaku Temple is Honzan of Shingonshu Daikakuji faction whose founder is Kobotaishi Kukai in Saga, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto-City. Formally referred to as Kyusagagosho Daikakujimonzeki, it is also called the Saga Imperial Palace.

Nanzenji Temple

Nanzenji Temple

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Nanzen Temple is the head temple of the Rinzai Nanzen sect. In 1291, Kameyamahouou founded Nanzen temple greeted Mukanfumonzenshi (Daimyokokushi).

Manshuin Monzeki

Manshuin Monzeki

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Manshuin Monzeki is a temple in Ichijoji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The autumnal leaves and Kirishima azaleas are famous.

Kenrokuen

Kenrokuen

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Kenrokuen is a vast Japanese garden with a migratory style called one of the three Japanese garden in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture.

Ninnaji Temple

Ninnaji Temple

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Ninna Temple is a temple of the Shingon Omuro head, which is located in the Arashiyama Railway Kitano line Omuroninnaji station. The founder is Emperor Uda.

Daigoji Temple

Daigoji Temple

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Daigoji is a temple of the Shingon Daigo head in Daigo, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City. The principal of the temple is the Yakushi Buddha, and the founder is Rigentaishi Shobo. It is registered as a cultural property of the old Town Kyoto as a World heritage site.

Zuishinin

Zuishinin

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Zuishinin is known as a temple related to Onono Komachi, and there is a stone monument of Onono Komachi in the grounds, and there is a plum garden called Ono Plum Garden in the precinct.

Toji

Toji

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Toji is the head of Toji Shingon and is also called "Kyouougokokuji." Its upbringing is said to have been erected by Fujiwara-no-isendo in 796 after Heian-Kyo capital.

Konkaikomyo-ji Temple

Konkaikomyo-ji Temple

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Konkaikomyo-ji Temple is a temple of the Jodo in Kurodani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The principal Buddha is Amida. The common name is called Kurodani-san. It is one of seven Daihonzan of Jodo who boasts the formality which is lined with Chionin.

Byodoin Hoo-do

Byodoin Hoo-do

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Byodo-in is a deeply related temple with Mr. Fujiwara in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. Since the 17th century, sects combined as Tendai Buddhism and Jodo sect, and now they do not belong to a specific denomination.

Komyo-ji Temple

Komyo-ji Temple

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Komyoji is a temple located in Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto Prefecture, and it is the Head temple of Nishiyama Jodo sect. This temple is the place of the Rikkyo Kaishu where Enkotaishi Honen the sect founder firstly spoke of Nembutsu in Japan.

Otokuni Temple

Otokuni Temple

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Otokuni Temple is a temple of Shingon-shu Buzan-ha located in Nagaokakyo city, Kyoto Prefecture, famous as peony temple. Although the foundation is not certain, it is presumed that it was founded before the Nagaoka-kyo construction, the Nara period.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a temple with an old history from the time when the capital moved to Heian Kyo, just like Koryu temple and Kurama temple, Kyoto is also a famous tourist destination, alongside the temple of Kinkakuji and Arashiyama.

Shinsenen

Shinsenen

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Shinsenen is a temple of Toji Shingon in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. It is located on the south side of Nijo Street from Nijo Castle. The original was a garden for the emperor who was built adjacent to Heian-Kyo Daidairi.

Koryu-ji Temple

Koryu-ji Temple

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Koryu Temple is a Shingon sect temple located in Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-city. There are aliases such as Hachioka Temple, Hatanokimi Temple, Uzumasa Temple, etc., and also called Uzumasakoryu Temple.

Mibudera Temple

Mibudera Temple

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Mibudera Temple is a disciplinary Daihonzan Buddhist temple in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. Mibudera Temple is known as a temple which conveys "Dainenbutsu Kyogen" that "Enkaku Jonin" of "Yuzu Nenbutsu" started, and it is also known as a temple with a history of Shinsengumi.

Shojiji temple

Shojiji temple

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Shojiji Temple is a temple of Tendai in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name is Oshio mountain. The principal image is Bhaisajyaguru. It is said that Saigyo, a singing monk, became a priest in this temple, and because there is a double cherry blossom "Saigyo Sakura" which is said that the Saigyo monk planted himself, it came to be familiar as "Temple of the Flower".

Seiryoji Temple

Seiryoji Temple

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Seiryo temple is a Jodo temple in Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. It is a 15-minute walk north of the Arashiyama Railway Arashiyama station. Seiryo temple is called Mt.Godai as honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name. It is also known by the name of Sagashakado, it is also known as the "Yuzu Nenbutsu Dojo".

Bishamon-do Temple

Bishamon-do Temple

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The Bishamon temple in Yamashina ward, Kyoto City is a temple of Tendai sect. Bishamondo is one of Tendai sect Kyoto five gate traces and is also called Bishamondomonzeki. The Izumo Temple of Bishamondo's predecessor is said that Gyoki founded in 703.

Daitokuji Temple Kotoin

Daitokuji Temple Kotoin

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The Daitokuji Temple in Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto, is a temple that has many temples standing on its premises.(sub-temple) Kotoin is one of them, and only four of Daitokuji's sub-temple are open to the public on a regular basis.

Jissoin Temple

Jissoin Temple

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Jissoin is a Buddhist temple in Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, the founder is Joki, and the principal image is Acala. Jissoin is a small temple, but there are two Japanese-style gardens in the precincts.

Chionin Temple

Chionin Temple

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Chionin is a temple with a very large Sanmon and Mikagedo of Jodo head in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Chionin officially called the Kachozan Chionkyoin Otani Temple, and at the foot there is a Kacho junior college.

Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji Temple

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Kodai Temple is a temple of the Rinzai Kenninji sect in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and Hideyoshi Toyotomi's wife Kitanomandokoro (Nene) erected this temple to pray for the souls of Hideyoshi.

Tofuku-ji Temple

Tofuku-ji Temple

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Tofukuji is a temple of the Rinzai Tofukuji sect. The beginning of the history of Tofukuji is that the Kujoumichiie, who was regent at the time in 1236, took single character from the name of Todaiji and Kofukuji in Nara and erected the temple under the name Tofukuji.

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple

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Kinkakuji is a temple of the Rinzai Shokoku Temple sect which says the official name is Rokuon temple. As its name, it is a very beautiful and famous temple that covers the exterior walls of the building with real gold leaf.

Jakkoin Temple

Jakkoin Temple

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Jakkoin is Tendai nunnery. It is said that Shotokutaishi was opened in 594 for the Bodhi of the Emperor Yomei who is his father.

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

Nishi Hongan-ji Temple

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Nishi Hongan-ji temple is simply referred to as the Honganji temple, and is the Honzan of Jodo Shinshu Hongan-ji Temple sect. Nishi Honganji is a common name, the official name is Ryukoku mountain Hongan-ji.

Kosho-ji Temple

Kosho-ji Temple

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Kosho Temple is said to have Shinran built in Yamashiro country Yamashirogo in 1212. The temple is the head of the Kosho sect of Shinshu. The atmosphere of the building of the Kosho Temple is similar to the neighboring Nishi Hongan temple, but it is another temple.

Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

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Higashi Hongan-ji temple is the head temple of the Jodo-Shin Otani sect, and is a temple with a strong faith color unlike the so-called sightseeing temples in Kyoto.

Honnoji Temple

Honnoji Temple

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Honnoji is a temple of Nichiren Buddhism, southwest of Kawaramachi Oike in Nakagyo ward, Kyoto. This temple is very famous in Honnoji incident that Mitsuhide Akechi avenge Nobunaga Oda.

Ginkaku-ji Temple

Ginkaku-ji Temple

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Ginkaku temple is formally called Higashiyamajisho Temple and is a temple of the Rinzai Shokoku Temple sect. In 1490 in the Muromachi period, it was erected as Jisho temple, to mourn the reclining Bodhi of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who died in January of that year.

Eikando Temple

Eikando Temple

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If you want to see the autumnal leaves in Kyoto, the Eikando is famous for the autumnal leaves as it is said that Eikando is recommended. Of course the best time to see here will be in late autumn when leaves color from mid November to late November.

Sanzenin Temple

Sanzenin Temple

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Sanzenin is a temple of Tendai in Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The origin of Sanzenin is that Saicho opened one temple to Hieizanhigashido from 782 to 806.

Kuramadera Temple

Kuramadera Temple

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It is this big Kurama tengu to greet us when getting off the Eiden Kurama station. Niomon that is the entrance of Kurama Temple exist in the place that climbing a little from here on road, from there it become a course of a little mountain climbing and hiking.

Shinnyodo Temple

Shinnyodo Temple

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The official name of Shinnyodo is Shinshogokurakuji, and it is a temple of Tendai in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City. It is the begining that the monks of Mt.Hiei in 984 enshrined the Buddha Amitabha in the Imperial villa.

Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple

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The entrance of the Tenryu Temple of the Rinzai Tenryu Temple sect Daihonzan is located near Arashiyama Railway Arashiyama station. The founding is said to have been conducted by Takauji Ashikaga in 1339, and it is said that the purpose was to memorialize Godaigo Emperor's spirit.

Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji Temple

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Ryoan Temple is a temple of the Rinzai Myoshin sect in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. The origin is that Katsumoto Hosokawa was founded in 1450. He was the kanrei of the Muromachi shogunate and the Guardian Lord and the eastern army leader of Onin War.

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