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Jingoji Temple, Kyoto

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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. For Jingoji Temple and beyond, use our Kyoto tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • Takao shrine jingoji Temple. I know a history textbook must be 'Yoritomo'. It is a temple that portraits were housed. As a national treasure is a famous statue of Yakushi Nyorai 拝memasu at any time. Red face Buddha and customers is just around the corner, looking really beautiful. It is truly a national treasure. And Japanese publicly only once a year, the body of Akasa. Ushitora born especially once they should meet. This is also a national treasure! Or can throw in your environment and extensive grounds with flowers and green foliage season is exceptional. In a parking lot under the gentle and friendly smile greets. It is a temple seems to be visited 2 times, but also wanted to go. However, from the parking lot precincts until until further exalted of Japanese two-storied pagoda, and a pretty good Walker is required. Please note that.
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  • Visited this temple almost alone, on a cold January day, under under the grey snowflakes... Not the best conditions. But it made me want to come back in the fall... It must be wonderful!
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  •  On this day we had in exploring the Temple of the 3-star hotel in Kaohsiung. Visited kozanji Temple in the beginning and then by bus headed to the bus stop that Fortress Takao.  The walking route goes deeper than I thought was going to Temple three walks before the mountain where no pedestrian roads was little alleged dangerous is because I thought it. Down the steep road from the yamashiro Takao bus. After crossing the bridge went up a steep stone steps now.  Tea he thought was trying to break it along the way because it was the season of January or not available. From the gate located in the top of the stone into the jingoji Temple. There were lined with some respectable Hall in the space not thinkable from the road was followed by steep stone steps in front of. I wanted so the Jingo-ji Temple is famous as autumn to visit in the fall.
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  • Cherry blossom season and fall is the best time to visit this temple. It is outside of Kyoto city and you get to take a bus through the beautiful mountain range. It is quite a walk to get from the bus stop to the entrance so bring comfortable shoes. You can easily lose track of time exploring all of the trails that line the temple. Last time I visited they were filming scenes for a television show, so never know what you can see when visiting. At the very end of the temple you can purchase tiny clay plates that you can through off the side of a cliff. You are trying to hit the river at the bottom. If you are able to splash down it is considered extremely lucky.
  • this is a nice place to view 紅葉, you can have a nice walk in the area, and also relax & great temple in Kyoto...
  • Loved seeing the traditional temples, was able to have a good wander around but you are limited to only being able to go into one of the temples there. Serene and quiet, I enjoyed it, it was nice to see older structures and new ones as well as statues. Climb up the stairs is quite long, so walking shoes are a must. You can throw away bad luck with ceramic plates off the cliff 200jpy for a pair. Toilet facilities available. Scenery is beautiful here. When we went in MidMarch many of the local stores were closed, but they're open in summer if you visit then :)
  • Beautiful area, but ruined by an old man with a leaf blower spoiling the silence and birdsong. I came here specifically for peace and quiet. He was at it for nearly 3 hours and still going when I left. I can see they're probably necessary at times, but staff should pick their times to do it, and not do it for such a long time. Visit ruined and at ¥600 it's not cheap.
  • Peaceful and Beautiful!
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