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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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  • Visitors on weekdays in the morning was unlike other temples in Kyoto, I visited, but also sparsely populated with 2-3 people, which was struck by a sense of loneliness and uncertainty. And is their lives day to day, but yourself and the could have a good opportunity to self-reflection on the way of life.
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  • Takes is about 15-20 minutes on foot from Arashiyama station SHIDO Temple on the way to further uphill less than 40 minutes walk from there. Several times or turn back heart be breaking away. SHIDO Temple until many people but to the temple extremely low, so not a good Walker, taxi or rickshaw is recommended. Bike climbs hills so recommended, not. Tourism tourists themselves overwhelmed by countless jizo precincts, but come this far, so you can see slowly.
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  • Visited 40 years Buri. Precincts of the temple for a long time was improved than before. Small bamboo forest in the back but also bamboo gloss there was beautiful. In looking at countless small statues lined precincts have been missed. Was able to visit the staff and tourists, even on a weekday in early March.
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