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Seiryoji Temple, Kyoto

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  • It is also called the saga shakado big temple. Hankachō ending in, famous as a filming location for the historical Temple is the main temple here. It was also the grave of Toyotomi Hideyori.
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  •  You can feel the still large precincts will enter from the parking lot next to daikaku-ji Temple from the. You can feel its size so going to look in front of the Deva proudly from the Arashiyama district. Just inside the gate, with the Cathedral arrangement of two-storied pagoda of the library's main hall in front of the right and left. Pay the admission fee and go up to the main temple. Enjoyed the Benten pond in our gallery, behind the scenes, such as ornamental.
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  • Qing-ji Temple is the temple called the saga shakado is Buddha and Buddha. ' Kubizuka minamot is considered the model for Mr. source of light's Tomb and Toyotomi Hideyori, there are many attractions. Would be able to read all sutras, which houses the Chinese Ming dynasty texts 5408 volume in the library of the Falun rotate to 1 and the same merits. You can pay 100 yen and actually moves the Falun. Can be a valuable experience can be helpful.
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  • Seiryō-ji, a Buddhist temple, in Arishiyama section of Kyoto, retains Japanese Buddhism culture and tradition. Because it is NOT located at Arishiyama train station, bridge, or bamboo glove areas, which are more popular and known for the tourists, its about 10-minute walking distance from Arishiyama 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, 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.
  • 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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