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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Kennin-ji Temple and other Kyoto attractions using our handy Kyoto online trip itinerary planner .
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  • Ssangyong figure in the main hall of the oldest Zen Temple in Kyoto is a magnificent masterpiece of Koizumi's Jun animation to Kyoto after always see Ryu figure Fujin & Raijin is a not to be missed
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  •  To commemorate the fusuma, North tomomatsu and painted by tawaraya sōtatsu also referred to as the founder of the rinpa school, a famous "Fujin Raijin chart folding screen" unryu class diagram (between the original bow), was built over 800 years, painted on the ceiling of the main hall by Koizumi junsaku 108 tatami " Ssangyong map ", many attractions, both photo shoot OK is appreciated. Byeongsan and fusuma above the original, and deposited at the Kyoto National Museum is the cultural future of the cannon donated by the inheritance project high-definition digital copy are located here. Byeongsan wind comes, glass showcases, as reflected on the glass, take a photo from the front it is difficult. Honbo, exhibited in the short video reproduction porcelain plate is going to take to clean.
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  • To understand Zen you must come to see this temple early in the morning. They open at 10am. Be the first one to enjoy this spiritual place. So peaceful urging you to go into meditacion. Let your self ...  more »
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