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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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  • Kozanji Temple and West Temple visited continued, but anyway something a lot of fairly steep stairs. Kai welcomed the gate tower has gone there and made me think. The precinct is wide and flat, but in the main hall also up the stairs. You can enjoy success can throw, fling toward the Valley dish terracotta apotropaic and written (two 100 yen) is. Than I thought was apotropaic character down and throw far easier to fly and fly far away it is. Unglazed, because it returns to the Earth. Incidentally rode yamashiro Kaohsiung station bus stop on the way back, it goes to pretty up the steep stairs. Good walking shoes are required.
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  • It was when I was visiting for the first time mid-June 11, autumn enters the best. Where to stay near the Golden Temple was rode a bus from straw Tenjin. 9:00 arrive ago the bus was crowded fall foliage season, though. After entering there early in the morning and the Temple who is also sparse. Heart's content, good foliage. There was no stone is so hard.
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  • I went during the autumn at Kaohsiung first came on the tour group were much more and much more, people walk in jingoji Temple, very hard stone was gridlocked. To climb the temple open from this fee are spacious grounds 紅葉 gagyou, photo point didn't. Point taken towers commonly found in magazines and leaves the Hall on the side of "even-here from of angle did? "It seems like this was. A precious Buddha statue was enshrined in the Hall in. Clean environment, slope down, despite throwing there. I look around, but there at least an hour.
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