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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto

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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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  • There are many temples in Northern Arashiyama region and Adashino Nenbutsuji is one of the temples has its own distinctive character. First of all it has a small bamboo path going to the back side of ...  more »
  • At the time of our mid-morning visit, we were the only people walking around, peacefully absorbing this mystical place. There are thousands of ancient lichen-covered stone statues in the cemetery area...  more »
  • been there at the peak of momiji season, it's outstanding even for arashiyama. the temple has it's own bamboo forest which is far more interesting and less crowded than the famous one in sagano.  more »