Imakumano Kannonji

Imakumano Kannonji, Kyoto

Imakumano Kannonji
The area
Neighborhood: Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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71 reviews
Very good

Sakai, Japan1,783 contributions
Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage #15 and Rakuyo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage #19
Nov 2021
I walked out of Zenno-ji Temple and started walking down along an approach between Sen'yu-ji Temple and a bus street. After a few minutes, I found a red arched bridge with many banners flying. All the banners and a couple of signs showed that the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage #15 Imakumano-Kannon-ji Temple was over the bridge. Nothing was talking about the Rakuyo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage #19 Imakumano-Kannon-ji Temple. It's no use complaining about unfair treatment between the 2 pilgrimage. The Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage was the first Kannon Pilgrimage organized in Japan. Most other Kannon Pilgrimages were organized as copies of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage.
I walked through more banners and arrived at the main hall of the temple, which has enshrined eleven-faced Ekadasamukha statue since the 9th century. According to legend, the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage was organized in the 8th century, and the Rakuyo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage was organized by Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127-1192) as one of the first copies.
Written November 20, 2021
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Vancouver, Canada127 contributions
Must see in Kyoto
Apr 2019 • Family
Not only do you get to walk through Gion to see the temple, but the views of Kyoto on a clear sunny day are unbeatable and wonderful to experience. Even small kids can walk the gentle steps. It would be perfect in early morning or late afternoon.
Written April 15, 2019
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