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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto

(4/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
After tracing a bewitching path through bamboo groves, you'll find the mysterious looking Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple nestled on the wooded hilltop. The Buddhist temple was established in 811 CE, and became a place where the lonely dead who had no kin would be interred. In this evocative temple you can observe around 8,000 stone effigies, filling almost every empty spot around the modest pagoda and other structures. If you're here around the 23rd and 24th of August, don't miss the annual ceremony of remembrance, during which thousands of candles fill the area, adding to the temple's mystique. Put Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple into our Kyoto trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • River West of that futile effort, there was a large stone. It is a little 薄気味悪katta. As you pass through the bamboo tahoutou six rare jizo. And return to the river of the West, was just about the bells, the bells were very friendly to the pagoda and Buddha statue.
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  • It's a unique atmosphere with Temple of Nagano are coming it was sobering. Also on the river's West hospital and buried nameless disconsolate feel. To some of the wild nenbutsuji Temple Reiki I drift I is a temple that would make.
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  • Away from the Tenryu-ji Temple in Arashiyama in the North, a very quiet not very belaufener Temple statues in the garden is located with 8000 small stone Buddha. The importance of Adashi (the name of this area) is the Buddhist (transient, fleeting and futile). The small stone of Buddhas represent the souls of the dead who have been forgotten.
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