Chionin Temple, Kyoto
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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. To visit Chionin Temple on your trip to Kyoto, use our Kyoto itinerary builder.
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ご朱印は四種類あり、4つ一度に頼む方も多いので、かなりの行列でした。お昼前に行きましたが30分は並びましたので覚悟が必要です。Stamp 4 types, many people ask for four at a time, so did quite a procession. So went in the morning to hit the 30 minutes have to be.show original
知恩院の裏側になりますが黒門から石段を上る途中から石垣の上に楓が見えてきます、ライトアップもあるのかな？私は朝歩きなのでパス白壁石垣いい感じですよ。See Maple over the stone wall from halfway up the stairs from the Black Gate is to the rear of Chion, lit up at night? I'm a morning walk so good path whitewashed stone walls.show original
朝食の前の散歩に丸山公園から歩いて知恩院へ。ど迫力の山門の大きさ、そして、段差のある階段。膝が弱い方やバランスがとりずらい方は、う回路があるので、そちらを歩かれるといいですね。人があまり歩いてない時間でしたので、夫と２人で大きい境内を散策。良かったです。Walk from Maruyama Park for a walk before breakfast to Chion. Such as the size of force and step stairs. Weak at the knees and balance without leprosy who is circumventing road, so walked there and Nice. It was time people don't walk too much, so my husband and stroll through two large precincts. It is good.show original
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