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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. 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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  • 11月中旬,進入寺廟的步道沿路楓葉紅紅又綠綠,風景美不勝收,秋涼的好天氣走起路來格外舒服,在欣賞美景的同時,別忘了腳底下的石頭步道因為長年人行磨擦,變得十分光滑,小心摔個鼻青臉腫那就掃興了 
  • Approximately 1 hour from Kyoto station by bus. 20 min. walk from there. It is a temple in the mountains of Kaohsiung. Fall foliage season is very crowded, so the rest of the year is recommended. And recommend either blue foliage in the summer. So many stairs, climbing up and down a little hard. Visit in the summer, was very quiet.
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  • It is definitely worth climbing. Suddenly, a big gate and temple appears at the top of mountain and huge. Also, this is a famous place of autumn colors. It locates outside of Kyoto and takes an hour b...  more »