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Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Kyoto

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Eikando Zenrinji Temple provides a contemplative natural environment for the worshippers, monks, and tourists who pay visits to meditate and offer daily prayers. This Buddhist temple of the Jodu-shu sect dates back to the turn of the 10th century and has been gradually built and rebuilt over the centuries. Climb the temple's tower to appreciate the best views of landscaped raked-sand gardens and Japanese maple trees. Don't miss the famous Amida Buddha statue, which allegedly looked over its shoulder at a slow-moving monk during a ritual in 1082 and stayed in that position ever since. Put Eikando Zenrinji Temple into our Kyoto trip itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We went at night, and it was beautiful. We had our two boys with us in strollers, ages 1 and 3. The grounds were gorgeous and well-lit, but not overly-so. We walked down the Philosopher's Path to get ...  more »
  • It is a very nice place. It has great charm. We took a long stroll in the afternoon, until it became night. Agree with a festival, that were in front of temple, with boys / as playing music live... Was very nice. A recommendable walk.
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  • Even in the hands of Kyoto leaves spots. He was 16 years and leaves the timing of aemaehae shut pretty views the yen was once a great place whether foliage season. Of course, a lot of people thing the Bush crowd is blah and visible way!
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