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Jingoji Temple, Kyoto

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#49 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Throw your troubles away by hurling an inscribed clay disc from a cliff at Jingoji Temple. Offering a great view from atop a hill at 650 m (2,132 ft) altitude, the most visited Buddhist temple in Takao sits at the end of a 350-step hike up a stone stairway. As you admire the impressive wooden architecture, set in an intensely colored forest, you can alse enjoy panoramic views of a river that meanders through the valley beneath this Shingon shrine. Originally built in 824 CE, most of the present-day structure dates from 1623. Art lovers can admire the temple's statue of Yakushi Nyorai, declared a national treasure, before grabbing a snack at the cafeteria nearby. Work out when and for how long to visit Jingoji Temple and other Kyoto attractions using our handy Kyoto trip generator.
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  • Went to fall the foliage of the Kaohsiung Temple is, time is really expected congestion. Followed by a staircase that descended from the bus station down into the Valley and cross the bridge into your environment immediately, close to 400 steps. So we climbed Switchback so hard but better watch out on your feet is not a stone staircase of rough are so nice. So there are shady grounds are very nice, very relaxing. You can throw good winds blowing from the Valley, in sweet. Down comes to the knees up more, so be careful and go down. Is accessible only by bus to Kaohsiung, 1 day ticket 800 yen and very good was. It is recommended that only expected from the afternoon bus can get very crowded, so ride the tram back. You could go together because the ryoan-JI, ninna-ji Temple in the middle of the bus. It was nice place even during this season.
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  • First, fewer buses, so check it out. From the bus stop immediately up the stairs. Footwear such as sneakers, but so is the number of columns or worn stone steps and hard to walk, so be nice. Drink is essential during the summer. Yamaichi faces colored fall foliage season is stunning. Fall foliage is a little late because the high altitude. Try it can throw if the shrine hall. 100 yen in two and throw toward the Valley. It is quite difficult. From Kyoto station is time consuming, so make sure and go to the bus stop as soon as bus time.
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  • Continued until the gate stone steps from the parking lot, there is a steep gradient in expired breath. Could we pray to you in Buddhas of the Inner Temple, Yakushi Nyorai (living national treasure) who was very impressed. Otherwise, it has been experience can throw. I want to ask during the publishing in a stunning time of autumn leaves, or the Gallery, now check the time.
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