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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto
(3.9/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Takes you to the temple surrounded by silence and a little away from the bustling Arashiyama area here. Been dug neatly ordered Buddhist group. Behind the bamboo flavor.
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  • Is a Buddhist temple in Buddhist parishioner says family friend, went to Arashiyama always praying to help them. Spring Red weeping cherry tree and a dazzling fall foliage fun and together and can be.
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  • A deep silence, perfect even to the place, which is a mixture of temple and cemetery ... get there it's kind of complicated, go by google or rent a bicycle, pq is far from the station. Out of the script.
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