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Seiryoji Temple, Kyoto

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  • We were a little lost in the neighborhood and came across this temple with these various superb annexed constructions. Not a chat area aside from a few cat can be (!) After the crowd to the bamboo forest that was perfect. Really a nice moment.
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  • On the way to the Temple of Nagano in Sagano. Main temple Deva respectable too, and in the back of the temple was rebuilt during the Edo period, becoming the Temple also known as Shakyamuni Buddha image is enshrined. Because it came at the end of February, Plum, and it smelled good and the ambiance. You can worship the statue of Amida Nyorai treasure, and Temple visits and will be charged in the spring and fall into reihokan Museum.
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  • 987 奝 natural by the temple is called the Shaka Hall of the saga was opened. During the Song dynasty international 奝 Sou, is known as having a wooden Buddha statue, allegedly with the ever-changing Mo Buddha image carved King Udayana of Gautama Buddha and his contemporaries. Treasures from last year to watch carefully, but now native should be there see we received. Cherry harmony with the temple precincts were at their best.
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  • Seiryō-ji, a Buddhist temple, in Arashiyama section of Kyoto, retains Japanese Buddhism culture and tradition. Because it is NOT located at Arashiyama train station, bridge, or bamboo glove areas, which are more popular and known for the tourists, its about 10-minute walking distance from Arashiyama train station actually offers it a unique serenity and quietness without much noise or loud talking of the tourists. The rear area of the temple, which requires moderate admission fee to enter, exhibits Buddhist practice- including sitting, writing- building design and architect, and chatting and learning with and from Buddhist Masters who are friendly and patient. The rear Zen or sitting worship room offers worshipers for writing Buddhism pray or so called NO-evil behaviors pledges, and worshipers are allowed to leave their writing in the front of the worship room, with or without donations, and monks will pray for the believers, During Chinese Cultural Revolution, many Japanese universities, including Kyoto University, had wide-spread student unrest on campus which caused campus lock-up. Because of his academic relations with various religious and history scholars of Kyoto University, Master Monk of Seiryo-ji Temple, who was a famous history scholar, offered help to foreign visiting scholars to Kyoto University for temporary residence in the temple. In April, Seiryo-ji Temple will have its annual tradition for traditional drama show to represent the kick off of traditional Japanese drama season. Staffs at the front reception or admission office do know some foreign language, including English, and they are willing to help visitors by hand signs or other measures. Some of the staffs are volunteers, including cleaning workers. While temple is serene and peaceful overall, but, visitors can feel that strong sense of humanity in the rear garden of the temple. Visitors coming out the temple's main gate may want to turn left and stop by at the Japanese bean curd store which is one of the Kyoto's oldest bean curd makers and which always has numerous home town buyers from Kyoto for its daily fresh-make bean curds. Tourists can also buy and try the just-make bean curd at the store. Walking to Seiryo-ji Temple is about 6 to 8 minutes of walking distance from JR Arishiyama train station or Keifuku [Randen] Line Arashiyama train station.
  • This turns out to be a great photo place. It’s on the path from Gion-ji to Dakuki-ji. Make sure you drop by your instead of walking thru the road.
  • Peaceful and quite temple with beautiful gardens and exteriors. We didn't come inside but still worth the visit. While Tenryū-ji Temple was overcrowded and we couldnt enjoy it, Seiryo was almost empty.
  • I visited this temple today @11:00am, sat in front of temple for a break, then head to next temple, totally forgot about the purse left behind me. Half hour later I realize the loss of purse and rushed back to this temple. Blessings by Holy Buddha, with the help of staff in temple, they returned me my purse with passport in it. But a decent amount of money missed. This is a bitter sweet experience. I should be so grateful to recover the passport, but I really want to tell the person who took the money as following: if you are in this temple, you are already in path of searching spiritual peace. Money present big temptation for weak soul, and by taking away the money that does not belong to you, you add burden to your life. Today is a raining day, I learned big lesson here.
  • Chanced upon this while walking towards daikakuji. So glad we went in, very quiet temple frequented mainly by locals and away from the crowds. Next to koyasan, this was the only temple where I found peace during the popular autumn tourist season. The Buddha statue here is also historically significant. Not sure why this is so understated.
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