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. Make Eikando Zenrinji Temple a part of your Kyoto vacation plans using our Kyoto visit planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    In Venice I got bored of squares and churches, but temples in Japan nope, none of them are boring. Havens of peace and tranquility  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Found this Temple by accident and we are glad we did. The Temple and grounds are spectacular, it's one of the best we visited in Kyoto. It was really quiet when we were there so it enhanced the experi...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Where to go once, one of several good places that look around several locations, please note that Kyoto is closing early, so charming, not get very much
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