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Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto

A nationally designated Historic Site, as well as a Place of Scenic Beauty, Myoshinji Temple is sure to leave every visitor speachless with its beauty and rich history. A previous emperor’s palace, it was turned into a temple after he bacame a monk in the 14th century. During wars in the next centuries, this complex was mostly destroyed, only to be later rebuilt in the 16th century. Don't miss the bell, notable for being the oldest known example of a Buddhist temple bell, and remarkably still in use. When you enter the temple, pay attention to the ceiling and its colossal dragon, painted in such a way that it seems it’s watching and moving along with you. Plan your visit to Myoshinji Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kyoto trip planning app .
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  • Myoshin-ji Temple is also flexible environment. And fewer visitors. Worth a go this alone. The Sub-temples including hoarding of even number is one of the few real Kyoto larder slowly around and one day work, but nowhere is the alone just to hang out in. No extra artifacts, such as (pole) around the Cathedral as well as the tacchu, convoluted streets and maze-like atmosphere, and environment. Is (just the car of the Sub-temples of stop) because of this white-washed of Tachu, coupled with atmosphere outstanding PHOTO spot.
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  • Ceiling painting of the Dragon of the Kano tan'yu's Bliss! Information guide of offers from a lot of angles and Dragon's expression changes. Seems took eight years to complete. Akechi bath tour with 500 yen value. Terauchi Baseball Park Stadium eight minutes spread with you. Truly 例enai in Tokyo Dome in Kansai (^ ^). Bell is also relayed from a temple here.
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  • It is a 0/1599 construction. Environment in the building painted in red only. Commentary by sky, remembrance, say 無作 Zen of meaning has been entrusted to the Mikado.
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  • Nice temple to see if you are in the area. I wouldn't make a special trip for it however.
  • It is quieter than other temples in Kyoto but it is absolutely worth visiting
  • Only one (lesser quality) garden (Taizo-in) open, no large buildings open at all. Less friendly people, big complex with little ambiance, also because lack of trees, and cars driving everywhere. Noise, also in the Taizo-in garden.
  • Great temple complex, go there early as to avoid the crowds!
  • The monumental dragon painting is a sight to behold. That alone is worth the 500 yen tour fee (there is no English tour, but they do provide a cursory sheet of English explanations)
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