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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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  • Kōryū-ji Temple is in the existing Kyoto's oldest temple, was built as a family Temple of Qin's immigrants. First off the treasure located in lingbao, though the wooden image. The beauty of the watch, mesmerized. I really thought that cultural generations cherish forever.
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  • It is from the Qin Hirotaka Temple Station. Went to do not Budda statue seen in textbooks. The force previously looked at chugu-ji Temple Budda statue, but not both? Had a really nice. Photography is not just very close. I had good experiences.
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  • Temple of Shotoku in the Heian-Kyo are old temples in the capital ago a Kyoto. National Treasure No. 1 of the Miroku bodhisattva statue is famous for. Reihokan Museum, Maitreya bodhisattva is enshrined Buddha images, there was a solemn air.
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