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Even though it was high season when we were in Kyoto, Chion-in Temple was not unpleasantly crowded. When we felt like sitting a while to rest, it was easy to find a bench with space for the three of us.
We especially enjoyed some of...More
This temple piqued my interest as I was walking down the street, as it was such a grand temple with stairs in the middle (it was quite high actually). With the sakura blooming, the view around the temple was stunning. Although the stairs were quite...More
One more temple that is very old (nearly 800 years). The story around this sect of Buddhism (Pure Land) seems to be a highly marketable form of the religion. Easy as long as you keep paying into the system. The giant bell was impressive.
Yet another grand large old temple, this one belonging to the Jodo sect, who believe that entrance to Buddha's Western Paradise is obtained by repeatedly chanting praise to Amida Buddha. For me, the best part is the magnificent entrance gate, with huge doors and supporting...More
This is a very large Temple compound with a strikingly beautiful massive wouldn’t gate in steep stairs to the top that will provide you with good exercise. Certainly you will stop to view the Gate on your way in Higashi-yama to Yasaka Shrine and eventually...More
You could stop by for a couple minutes to take pictures and admire the bell which is amazing. There is an approach just to see the bell. There are so many magnificent as well as lower key temples and shrines in Kyoto, I... More
You could stop by for a couple minutes to take pictures and admire the bell which is amazing. There is an approach just to see the bell. There are so many magnificent as well as lower key temples and shrines in Kyoto, I would not spend too much time on one under construction. Bell is a must see though in my opinion.