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 itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kyoto.
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  • It was from this temple is the first point of departure. On the bus to come to this temple, descended from the Sagano. I think this is fun. Sight lines to resemble a River West of nameless was strangely realistic.
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  • Had read good reviews and wanted to visit something a little different. Bus from bamboo forest takes you to site and a 5 minute walk from bus stop. This is an amazing site. It is a cemetery with lovel...  more »
  • Temple is located at the back of the Sagano. Precinct filled in a lot of weathered stone and is known as the river of the West. Was in the "children" image. After the death of the world feel this temple is.
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