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Genkoan(源光庵), Kyoto

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  • I visited Genkoan in November 2016. It was allowed to take photos everywhere in the temple, including photos of the famous windows. Personnel working there are treating visitors kindly. On Nov.17th th...  more »
  • We came here early in the morning, not long after opening time, and the temple was completely empty. It felt like it rarely gets busy, so if you're looking for something away from the crowds, then thi...  more »
  • the round and square windows are awesome, but vistors are not allowed to take any photo. heard that commercial photographers (taking pictures for a megazine etc) are allowed. if that's true, isn't it ...  more »
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  • One of my favorite temples. Peaceful and very beautiful. Best of all, I had no umbrella and it was raining. A kind lady who was working there gave me an umbrella to stay dry. It was a great experience.
  • ** Genko-an Temple 源光庵 This temple called Genko-an is located in Takagamine which is western part of Kita-ku. It was established in 1346 as a temple of Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. The highlights of the temple are its garden and the windows of two different shapes + ceiling boards, fusuma sliding doors of its main hall. Their Honzon 本尊 ( principal object of worship ) is a statue of Shaka-Nyorai.The garden made of a great ensemble of plants, flag stones and other structures create the elegant space which offers the sense of Japanese wabi-sabi. ( Wabi-sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble which is an element of Japanese culture ). The garden has long been admired as one of the best autumn views in Kyoto. On its backdrop is a borrowed landscape called Shakkei of Mt. Kitayama. This is another example of dried stone garden called Karesansui ( to see more examples Ryoanji - Daitokuji ) There are various types of momiji ( Japaese maples ) in the garden gradually turning colors to be enjoyed throughout the season. Those images are taken in mid-November of 2014, The impression of the garden changes with the change of the sunlight as well so it provides different atmosphere every moment from morning to sunset. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide ) 源光庵(げんこうあん)は、京都市北区鷹峯(たかがみね)にある曹洞宗の寺院。山号は鷹峰山。本尊は釈迦如来。
  • Great but not a good service.
  • Enlightenment-window, a window named hooked, not just people who are familiar with meditation or performing a befuddled you. just a look over the incoming natural light from leaking Windows and trees are pretty. Still, when looking at, whether I wanted to see Maple Chul. However, even in the high season, low season and sit comfortably as close Deceiver truly realize things will run, probably thanks to the encroaching tourist would like to, if not impossible. Fairly small and a little temple.
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  • Is a Buddhist temple located in the residential area. I'd go there by bus. Admission fee is 400 Yen. The ceiling of the main hall is the "blood ceiling". Ceiling with bills, fresh.
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