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Koryu-ji Temple, Kyoto

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Marvel at the iconic wooden statue of Buddha’s successor, a contemplative wooden bodhisattva seated in a half-lotus position, at Koryu-ji Temple, the oldest temple in Kyoto. Boasting one of the finest collections of Buddhist wooden sculptures, this early 7th-century temple displays the figures in dimmed lighting, creating a calm, serene atmosphere. Sparsely crowded and off-the-beaten track, the temple provides plenty of benches to sit and contemplate. However, other than sculptures that you can't photograph, the temple offers little else to see and sits relatively far from downtown Kyoto, so consider your trip accordingly. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kyoto trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Many times I go to Kyoto, but we first visited. The purpose is, of course, Avalokiteshvara, Maitreya. From Qin Hirotaka Temple Station on the randen gate soon. I think relatively vacant in Kyoto are enshrined is one of the masterpieces of Buddhist sculptures and statues of Maitreya, but crowded with people. Lingbao, the lighting was dark. Wasn't that hard to see my visit here may depend on the impression. When I visited the place to sit in front of the statue of Miroku bosatsu and 拝meru still face face who took part. I see from the right and left to watch fewer people, was allowed to worship fully. Statue of Miroku bosatsu expression from the Asuka period have we gently until now many people's heart and imagination are not. Quiet and for those who want to visit is recommended.
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  • Empress Suiko and 11 years (603), built by Qin 河勝 (hatanoawaatsu). Introduction population via the Korean Peninsula around the 6th century and was introduced to the WA of the Japan Islands is Hata, its roots are also called Qin Shi Huangdi. Hata in the Jewish clan keikyo (Nestorian Christians) believe that theory, it resembles somewhere large Qin (Uzumasa) and Daqin. Heian period mimicked the Chang'an City, such as eyes of the go Board, this means that cross at the crossroads of wonder. According to Shinohara, Akira, Germany philosopher Karl Jaspers image represents "the highest form of human existence", and praised rather.
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  • National treasure national treasure No. 1's, the numbers don't mean anything. Registered in 1 second, was north of the image of the just. From (from the North went with the number in the order)
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  • Very quiet Temple, very beautiful Rhododendron in the evening on May.
  • We visit the 7/2017. I think ten years Buri. You can visit the Interior of the auditorium is when I visited for the first time and statue of senjyukannonbosatsu amoghavajra Wednesday Axon statue also enshrines had been. This auditorium doors half-even the Amitabha Buddha sitting image clearly see not. Dark lighting of the lingbao treasure chignon Maitreya Bodhisattva's face is hard it is. Will be forever, if you see closely?
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  • Is 603, sub-clans is Qin River WINS kōryū-ji Temple and Shotoku-Taishi on the West side of Uzumasa eigamura familiar and amoghavajra wooden Miroku bosatsu exhibition statue wooden Maitreya bodhisattva exhibition statue wooden Buddha treasure (undisclosed) has national treasure buildings Katsura Palace, Wednesday Axon Kannon statue wooden statue of senjyukannonbosatsu standing wooden 12 God General statue 12 body and many lingbao Palace and laid to rest is has thankfully temple with many treasures Buddha inside the Temple Hall in wooden Amida Nyorai Buddha's enshrined are kōryū-ji Temple is also whether just around the corner, please treasure!
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  • It's worth the detour if you are away. It is even less impressive than the most famous temples of Kyoto... This is his strength: the attendance will allow you to taste a real zen atmosphere that it will be harder to find in the busiest temples.
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  • Statue of Miroku bosatsu of kōryū-ji Temple is the number I as one of the greatest masterpieces in the Buddhist sculptures. Kongorikishi image of Todai-ji Temple South Gate, "Yakushi Yakushi-ji Temple Inner Temple" and "Budda statue of Miroku bosatsu of lingbao Hirotaka Temple"... is the three personally.
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