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Jingoji Temple, Kyoto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Seems to climb up a steep, stair gate, some even pageantry and excitement. Headed to the Hall stairs... tired too (laughs). Can be moved just to the Inner Temple in splendid Buddha image is enshrined. Use physical strength, but if you like Buddha is Miss Temple.
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  • Some amazing autumn colours if you come at the right time of the year. A temple full of history and is very quiet and tranquil, founded in the 9th century. If you are in Kyoto in autumn, Jingoji can w...  read more »
  • Recommend how to stone, so have confidence in the strength. Though Spacey and can be enjoyed. We recommend enough to take the time to explore. It is a good atmosphere.
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