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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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I came here because the pictures on TripAdvisor made the temple look great and the stones looked huge. I got there (which was a bit far off from Arashiyama) and the stones were a smaller than I imagin... read more »
仕事のタイミングがピタリと合って，千灯供養(8/23,24)に参加させていただいた。学生時代に化野念仏寺を訪れて，いつか…と思ったことが実現しました。石仏に灯された蝋燭の光（蝋燭をたてることで供養に参加します）が美しく不思議な世界を生み出していました。途切れることなくお参りの列ができていましたが，供養なので厳かな雰囲気が保たれていて，心静かな実にありがたい時間でした。 結構遠いので帰りは大丈夫かな... read more »Timing of work fits perfectly, thousand lights allowed to participate in the Memorial (8/23, 24). Student visiting the Temple of Nagano, someday. Could I have achieved. Candles were lit on the stone of light (candle in the participate in the Memorial Service) had produced a beautiful and mysterious world. Was a really good time with peace and quiet, solemn atmosphere is kept because it was made of columns of the shrine without interruption of service. So far away on the way back I thought out, temporary bus service, from Shijo-kawaramachi, both outbound and inbound each hour was a bit.show original
I had a chance to visit Adashino Nenbitsuji on the day of Sento Kuyo religious ceremony, which takes place only once a year (Aug.23-24). The stone Buddhas illuminated by candle lights were just fantas... read more »
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