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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 110+ 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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  • 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 »
  • 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.
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  • 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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