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Kennin-ji Temple, Kyoto
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Learn about the Zen branch of Japanese Buddhism at Kennin-ji Temple, which covers the religion's principles and history. Revered as one of the five most important Zen temples of Kyoto, the temple was founded in 1202 by the monk Yousai, whose remains lie buried on the grounds. Having survived many fires and restorations through the centuries, the current complex includes an abbot's quarters, dharma hall, tea house, and imperial messenger gate. Upon entry, notice the ceiling painting of two dragons, which commemorates the complex's 800th anniversary. Examine many remarkable artworks decorating the temple walls, and later head out to the choutei (the garden of the sound of the tide) to find some peace of mind. Using our international travel planner, Kyoto attractions like Kennin-ji Temple can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Gion district nearby places. Honbo tawaraya sōtatsu Fujin & Raijin byobu is a precise reproduction of the Canon around the beautiful courtyard, photos etc. would close. Ssangyong ceiling is made of 0/2002.
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  • It is a visit from the PM. Is around 2:00 watch the worshippers at the slow visits and tours can be. Locals tend to think Kyoto in December is cold and very warm today and said "warm". The garden is small but restive. Say one week earlier than usual this year leaves where great temples of Kyoto would "best season once again wish to visit' Red Maple garden
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  • Kuil Kenninji berada di area Arashiyama, untuk masuk ke kuil ini harus membayar 50yen. Namun masih banyak kuil yang lebih menarik daripada kuil ini,