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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. 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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  • It is a temple existed prior to the introduction of Qin's family Temple, Heian-Kyo. It is a very old temple location and name changed several times, from the era of Prince Shotoku continues.
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  • Shotoku Taishi erected temples is national treasure No. 1 of the Maitreya Buddha. Lingbao, entered from the cherry tree gate Kota Qin Hirotaka JI Mae Bus stop in front of the watching Prince Hall and Auditorium on the right walk to the North and back. Impressed and overwhelmed many Buddha images of national treasures and important cultural properties including the bodhisattva Maitreya here is paid. It is not to be missed.
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  • Kōryū-ji Temple Maitreya bodhisattva who sometimes pray desperately want Buddha ' is. Angle you see in postcards and photographs are lovely, but they visit reihokan Museum, from various angles, is fascinating. In addition to national treasures and 10-minute Buddha, enshrined in a lot of our very heart is a true temple.
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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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  • 2 of Maitreya bodhisattva is many times the fresh sensation.
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  • Goddess of mercy is great.
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