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Koryu-ji Temple, Kyoto

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#56 of 347 in Historic Sites in 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. Put Koryu-ji Temple into our Kyoto travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kyoto.
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  • Was not entirely alien. Quiet location, splendid great Buddha there is magnificent, 12 God and Maitreya. Slowly I could see. To see Maitreya comes everytime and Kyoto.
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  • Excursion since admission. 33 across the Hall and is the also reihokan Museum at random location was turned. Buddha laughs as a national treasure and important cultural displays and rumbling. Management in terms of humidity control, and it is dark too? That have literally squinting to see, because it is. And there are statues other than an admirable shrines!
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  • Gate seen from right hand off at the parking yari過goshi just ahead of the environment. National Treasure No. 1 as a famous Maitreya bodhisattva is enshrined in lingbao. In lingbao, first zochoten, and 12 divine generals (national treasure) of 6 None ghastly may force. And Maitreya enshrined in a fantastic central location. Budda statue is famous is mysterious. Unable to look distinctly toward the right cry Maitreya's lighting is Dim squinting. And the rest of the 12 divine generals of 6 on the right side of the bodhisattva Maitreya is komokuten. Attention is often only the bodhisattva Maitreya is on the other side amoghavajra big Wednesday Kannon Kannon statue (both as a national treasure), you can watch your appearance is just around the corner, these are. Lingbao Palace left front in a small pond, beyond temple enshrining becomes King of Prince Hall (the main building). Lingbao pagoda and private Katsura Palace, (a national treasure) other than the precinct is admission free, where Prince Hall Auditorium, and Gate followed lingbao, a woman in the innermost precincts. I did miss the Amida Nyorai treasure as was enshrined in the Hall. Two connected via road to the parking lot, the roots of the giant and cut the shutter instinctively.
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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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