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Chionin Temple, Kyoto

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Pay a visit to Chionin Temple, the main temple of the Jodo-shu branch of Buddhism. Established in 1234 CE by a pupil of Honen, the founder of the first independent branch of Japanese "Pure Land Buddhism," the temple features a large main gate dating back to the 17th century, and a temple bell so large it takes a 25-strong team to ring it. During your visit to the temple, which burnt down in 1633, note the umbrella placed in the rafters outside the main hall. It was put there by one of the architects who rebuilt the temple, in the hope of attracting rain and resisting fire. Plan your visit to Chionin Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kyoto tour itinerary maker tool .
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  • October 1, 2017
    Architectural beauty is breathtaking indeed. In the area while enjoying scenery from various attractions from the city three years concentrated attractions, such as slope, 2 year ban, Yasaka Shrine, kodai-ji Temple. A splendid architectural beauty is breathtaking.
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  • September 30, 2017
    Chionin Mikado of Japan's famous is the founder of Jodo sect, of natural open. Buildings now remains only 1,600 years later, Temple and goeido's treasure. However, goeidou invisible during construction. Entrance in the meeting hall here and said, I go. And go up the stairs one after another, once of hōnen's activities to go. It was a tomb area. With the patronage of the Tokugawa family and later went go activity area at the foot of it. It's a place take a look at the to go up toward the top. It was, however, 9/26 a hot day! Breathed sigh of a resting place, cold drinks. Environment is free of charge. Welcome.
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  • September 27, 2017
    With remarkably hard and powerful Temple is a temple features. You could now goeido was major repairs in March, but watch a little repair.
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