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Tōji-in Temple, Kyoto

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Tōji-in Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in Kyoto, Japan. It once had a partner, Sai-ji and, together, they stood alongside the Rashomon, gate to the Heian capital. It was formally known as which indicates that it previously functioned as a temple providing protection for the nation. Tō-ji is located in Minami-ku near the intersection of Ōmiya Street and Kujō Street, southwest of Kyoto Station.Tō-ji was founded in the early Heian period. The temple dates from 796, two years after the capital moved to Heian-kyō. Together with its partner Sai-ji, and the temple Shingon-in, it was one of only three Buddhist temples allowed in the capital at the time, and is the only of the three to survive to the present.Tō-ji is often associated with Kōbō Daishi . Though Tō-ji began to decline in the end of Heian period, it came back into the spotlight with the rise of Daishi Shinko in Kamakura period. The well-known Buddhist priest was put in charge of Tō-ji in 823 by order of Emperor Saga. The temple's principal image is of Yakushi Nyorai, the Medicine Buddha. Many religious services for Daishi are held in, the residence of Kōbō Daishi.
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  • One way of knowing the culture, the beliefs and the soul of the Japanese town, is the highest wood construction of Japan, the dwelling of the four Buddhas . . .  more »
  • Several temples with Buddha inside. Very nice. We were at night. They open at 18.30 to see them lit.
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  • Recommend your garden is nice, it is. I can see buildings, gardens and more quietly. Best told from the other side and take pictures for the temple to show you around, very nice. I think when I slowly, so you can wander the gardens taking plenty of time. Green tea is served. (¥ 500)
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  • Tōji-in is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai Tenryū sect located in Kita Ward, Kyoto, Japan, and one of two funeral temples (bodaiji) dedicated to Ashikaga Takauji, first shogun of the Ashikaga dynasty. Its main object of worship is Shakyamuni. ( TGM Kyoto Guide )
  • Großartiger Tempel zum Entspannen, nachdem man Ryoanji besucht hat
  • 隠れ家的寛ぎスペース。
  • Autumn garden is great. You can enjoy the autumn colors of red, yellow, Orange and a variety of colors. Calm down, neighboring kinkakuji Temple and visitors compared to the ryoan-ji Temple in less you can watch.
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  • By the Muromachi Shogun, Ashikaga takauji, was built in the early 14th century. From the station, with train a little walk about 10 minutes. Temple sits down, Ritsumeikan University was the family Temple of the Muromachi shogunate. The garden was built at that time landscaping charisma? Musō Soseki (also called dream window plummeted, tenryuji Temple, Temple, such as the garden building) was and that is was, but seems doubtful part. Repair is made before World War II was rough since the fire of Edo after twists and turns, but regained his sight. Hojo is only 17, other buildings do not compound class from Myoshin-ji Temple was moved to the beginning of the century. The wooden statue of the Ashikaga shoguns from generation to generation. Statue of Tokugawa Ieyasu. Are relatively empty. For viewing it.
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