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1. Chion-inBook Free Tour*
Chion-in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū founded by Hōnen (1133–1212), who proclaimed that sentient beings are reborn in Amida Buddha's Western Paradise by reciting the nembutsu, Amida Buddha's name.
2. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
Bamboo Forest, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove or Sagano Bamboo Forest, is a natural forest of bamboo in Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. The forest consists mostly of mōsō bamboo and has several pathways for tourists and visitors. The Ministry of the Environment considers it a part of the soundscape of Japan.
3. Soken-in temple
Sōken-in (総見院) is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. It was founded by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1582 as the mortuary temple of Oda Nobunaga. Hideyoshi granted the temple three hundred koku and staged his celebrated Daitoku-ji tea gathering on its grounds in 1585. During the early years of the Meiji period its precinct was demolished and its treasures relocated; Sōken-in was revived in 1926. The seated wooden statue of Oda Nobunaga of 1583, lacquered, with inlaid eyes and an inscription on the base, an Important Cultural Property, was returned in 1961. Nobunaga's funeral and Hideyoshi's foundation of the sub-temple 'with the very best wood available, a remarkable thing to see' was recounted by the Portuguese missionary Luís Fróis in his contemporary História de Japam.
4. Bukkoji Temple
Bukkō-ji , also known as the "Temple of the Buddha's Light", was originally named Kōshō-ji, a Jōdo Shinshū temple in the Yamashina ward of Kyoto, which later moved to the heart of Kyoto. The temple was founded and officially opened by a disciple named Ryōgen in 1324, but by the 15th century, Bukkō-ji was the largest and most successful temple, and its network of branch temples extending throughout the provinces of western Japan. As a rival to the Hongan-ji, it received much criticism for its evangelical practices from Kakunyo the head of the Hongan-ji. Around 1481, however, Bukkō-ji became a subordinate temple to the Hongan-ji. Many of the Bukkō-ji's congregation thus became members of the Hongan-ji, thus greatly reducing the stature.
Sekizanzen-in (赤山禅院) is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. One of the separate temples of Enryakuji Temple. There is no mountain number. The main statue is Taishan Fu-kun (赤山大明神). Since it is located in the direction (northeast) of the Omodemon Gate as seen from the Kyoto Imperial Palace, it has been worshipped since ancient times as a god of protection. On the roof of the worship hall, a monkey with a coin and a bell is enshrined in correspondence with the monkey of Sarugatsuji, the northeastern corner of the Imperial Palace. It is also a famous spot for autumn leaves. In addition, it has been designated as a "Shugakuin Historical Climate Special Preservation District".
Sakuraya Bunko is located in Kita-ku, Kyoto City, and was established on March 25, 1940 for the purpose of preserving and opening to the public the former residence, painting room, works, and relics of Kijima Sakuratani (Kijima Sakuratani, 1877-1938), a Japan painter who was active from the end of the Meiji era to the early Showa period, as well as Sakuratani's collection, and supporting art researchers and artists. Heisei 25 (2013) It is approved as a public interest incorporated foundation Sakuraya Bunko. The location is Kyoto's Kinugasa Temple, which was called "Picture Painting Village" before the war.
Shōjō-in is a temple of the main temple of the Jodo sect located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The name is only the temple name, there is no mountain or temple name. The main statue is the image of the Supreme Man of the Law. It is one of the seven major main mountains of the Jodo sect and one of the four main mountains of Kyoto (Chion-in, Hyakumanchionji, and Kinkei Komyoji) of the same sect. According to the temple tradition, Ennin was founded by the edict of Emperor Seiwa in the Heian period. The 23rd temple of the 25th sacred site of the law. As of May 26, 2021 (Reiwa 3), the owner of the law is Mio Iida.
8. Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Museum
Shimadzu Entrepreneurship Memorial Museum is a museum located in Zhongjing District, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Shimadzu Production Institute was opened in 1975 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its founding and the first generation of Shimadzu Yuanzang. Composed of the South Building (built in 1888) and the North Building (built in 1894), it preserves and discloses the buildings used as Shimadzu residence and research institute in the early days of its establishment. The South Building and the North Building are tangible cultural property registered by the state (registered in December 1999).
9. Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine , once called Gion Shrine , is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto, Japan. Situated at the east end of Shijō-dōri, the shrine includes several buildings, including gates, a main hall and a stage. The Yasaka shrine is dedicated to Susanoo in the tradition of the Gion faith as its chief kami, with his consort Kushinadahime on the east, and eight offspring deities on the west. The yahashira no mikogami include Yashimajinumi no kami, Itakeru no kami, Ōyatsuhime no kami, Tsumatsuhime no kami, Ōtoshi no kami, Ukanomitama no kami, Ōyatsuhiko no kami, and Suseribime no mikoto.
10. Koshoji Temple
Xingzheng Temple is a decent Benshan Temple located in Huayuan Town, Xiajing District, Kyoto City. The mountain number is Yuandun Mountain. This deity is Amitabha Buddha. Located in the south of West Honganji. It used to be the site of Wayden Gate in West Honganji, and in 1876 (Meiji 9), it became the original mountain of the school after independence as the true Zongxing decent school. The abbot is the master of Huayuan. Because it is Benshan, it is Great Galand, but because it is close to the south of the majestic West Honganji, it looks like a part of West Honganji Galand at first glance.
11. Salvation Army Kyoto Corps
A Salvation Army corps is a local church organization and physical place of worship in The Salvation Army. Like the Christian term "church" a corps includes both the physical building and the body of members who attend at the building. In keeping with Salvationist convention in using military terminology, corps are sometimes casually known as barracks. Traditionally many corps buildings are alternatively called temples or citadels, such as Openshaw Citadel. The Salvation Army also uses the more traditional term "church" for some local congregations and their buildings.
Anrakuji Temple is a Jodo sect temple located in Shikagaya Gosho no Dancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Sumiren. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. At the beginning of the Kamakura period, Sumirenbo (hereinafter referred to as Sumirenbo) and Anrakubo (hereinafter referred to as Anraku), disciples of the founder of the Pure Land sect, began with Soan, which was connected as a dojo for Senshunen Buddha. It is famous for its pumpkin memorial service in July to pray for protection from the wind. It is also known as Matsumushi Suzumushi-ji.
13. Fudoudo Myououin
Fudondo Myōōin (Fudondo Myōōin) is a temple located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The main statue is a statue of Fudo Myōō called Reishi Fudo, and since it is sealed deep in the ground, it is now to worship the Fudo Myō Royal Statue in front of the palace. It seems to have been an esoteric temple in the old days, but now it is the Pure Land sect Nishiyama school. The temple crest is Yaezakura, and it can be seen that it is related to Emperor Uda. The name is written as Fudodo, but it is known as "Fudondo" by the locals.
Ryōan-ji is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto, Japan. It belongs to the Myōshin-ji school of the Rinzai branch of Zen Buddhism. The Ryōan-ji garden is considered one of the finest surviving examples of kare-sansui, a refined type of Japanese Zen temple garden design generally featuring distinctive larger rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles raked into linear patterns that facilitate meditation. The temple and its gardens are listed as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
15. Kyoto Municipal Museum of School History
The Kyoto Municipal Museum of School History is a museum located in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Until the 2010 (Heisei 22) academic year, it was operated by the Kyoto City Lifelong Learning Promotion Foundation, and from the 2011 (Heisei 23) academic year, it was operated by the Kyoto City Board of Education. In addition to the permanent collection centered on the former program elementary school, special exhibitions are held 4~5 times a year. The first director was Masaaki Ueda (~2005), and the current director was Atsuyuki Uemura.
16. Jojakkoji Temple
Changjiguang Temple is a temple of Rilianzong located in Okura Town, Sagga Okura Mountain, Youjing District, Kyoto City. The mountain number is Xiaocangshan. This deity is the Datura stramonium of the ten realms. Old Ben Mountain is the native temple of Big Ben Mountain (six gates flow). Located on the slope halfway up Xiaocang Mountain, where 100 people recite a song, you can see the cragga field from the courtyard. More than 200 maple trees are planted in the garden of the courtyard, and the whole mountain is full of red leaves in autumn.
Miyake-Hachimangū (三宅八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine, in Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine is famous for worship to beneficial to children, such as baby colic, academic achievement, safe delivery of childbirth. Because Mushi was thought to cause baby colic, the shrine also has worship for power to expel Mushi. Therefore the shrine is so-called Mushi-hachiman (虫八幡). Recently, many pieces of large size of Ema was excavated, that represent worship to expel Mushi, and the Ema were designated as National Folk Cultural Properties.
18. Juko-in temple
Jukō-in (聚光院) is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. It was founded in 1566 as the mortuary temple of Miyoshi Nagayoshi. In 1589 Sen no Rikyū designated it as the mortuary temple for his family. The Hondō (1583) and chashitsu (1739) are Important Cultural Properties and the gardens have been designated a Place of Scenic Beauty. A painting of Miyoshi Nagayoshi (1566) has also been designated an Important Cultural Property. The temple also contains a great number of fusuma paintings done by Kanō Eitoku.
19. Kyoto International Manga Museum
The Kyoto International Manga Museum is located in Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The museum's collection includes approximately 300,000 items as of 2016, with 50,000 volumes of manga that can be accessed and read by visitors and approximately 250,000 items in its closed-stack collection, which can be accessed via a dedicated research room supported by reference facilities. Collected materials include Edo period woodblock prints, pre-war magazines, post-war rental books, and popular modern series from around the world.
20. Koho-an temple
Kohoan (孤篷庵) is a temple of the Rinzai sect located in Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is the tower head of the Rinzai sect Daitokuji school Daitokuji Temple. It is located at the western end of the Daitokuji temple precincts, separate from other tower heads. The name "Solitude" means "one boat of the boat" and was given to him by Haruya Soen, where Kobori Masaichi (Enshu) studied. It is not open to the public, but there is a special opening for about 10 days once every few years.
21. Higashi Hongan-ji Temple
Higashi Hongan-ji (東本願寺), or, ″the Eastern Monastery of the Original Vow″, is one of two dominant sub-sects of Shin Buddhism in Japan and abroad, the other being Nishi Honganji. It is also the name of the head temple of the Ōtani-ha branch of Jōdo Shinshū in Kyoto, which was most recently constructed in 1895 after a fire burned down the previous temple. As with many sites in Kyoto, these two complexes have more casual names and are known affectionately in Kyoto as Onissan and Ohigashisan .
The Mimizuka , an alteration of the original Hanazuka is a monument in Kyoto, Japan, dedicated to the sliced noses of killed Korean soldiers and civilians as well as Ming Chinese troops taken as war trophies during the Japanese invasions of Korea from 1592 to 1598. The monument enshrines the severed noses of at least 38,000 Koreans and over 30,000 Chinese killed during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions. The shrine is located just to the west of Toyokuni Shrine, the Shinto shrine honoring Hideyoshi in Kyoto.
23. Myoken-ji Temple
Myokenji Temple is a temple of the main temple of the Nichiren sect located in Myokenji-mae-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Guashi. The main statue is the Three Treasures. There are nine towers. It is also called "Shikai Chanting" and "Shijomon-ryu". It is called "Ryuge no Mitsugusoku" at the three temples of Myokenji, Myokakuji, and Ritsuhonji. The current resident is the 68th generation Oikawa Nichishu Kanshu (from Motoyama Myokakuji Temple to Shinzan / Shrine Master Hōen).
24. Myōshinji Temple
Myōshin-ji is a temple complex in Kyoto, Japan, and head temple of the associated branch of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. The Myōshin-ji school is by far the largest school in Rinzai Zen, approximately as big as the other thirteen branches combined: it contains within it about 3,400 temples throughout Japan, together with a handful overseas, of the approximately six thousand total Rinzai temples, and also has nineteen associated monasteries, of the total of forty monasteries and one nunnery.
25. Kan'non bosatsu
Guanyin is a Bodhisattva associated with compassion. She is the East Asian representation of Avalokiteśvara and has been adopted by other Eastern religions, including Chinese folk religion. She was first given the appellation "Goddess of Mercy" or "Mercy Goddess" by Jesuit missionaries in China. Guanyin is short for Guanshiyin, which means "[The One Who] Perceives the Sounds of the World." On the 19th day of the sixth lunar month, Guanyin's attainment of Buddhahood is celebrated.
26. Yurinkan museum
The Yūrinkan Museum (有鄰館) or Fujii Saiseikai Yūrinkan (藤井斉成会有鄰館) is a private museum of East Asian art in Kyōto, Japan. Established in 1926 by entrepreneur and politician Fujii Zensuke (1860–1934), it is the second oldest private museum in Japan, after the Ōkura Shūkokan. The collection, particularly strong in Chinese art from the Shang to the Qing, includes one National Treasure and nine Important Cultural Properties.
27. Shunkouin temple
Shunkō-in is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan and belongs to the Myōshin-ji school, which is the largest among 14 Japanese Rinzai Zen Buddhist schools. The temple was established in 1590 by Horio Yoshiharu, who was a feudal lord, or daimyō, of Matsue in present-day Shimane Prefecture. This temple houses important historical objects that reflect the multifaceted religious and artistic atmosphere in Japan from the sixteenth century onward.
Nichiren-ji (日體寺) or Nichitai-ji (日體寺) is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Josho. The former main mountain is Daihonzan Honkokuji Temple (Rokujōmon-ryū), Yūshi Hōen. One of the 12 Luoyang Zodiac Myōmi (巳の妙見大菩薩, known as Qingshui's Chintaku Myōmi). In the precincts is the grave of Tanaka Ogon, a painter of the Edo period.
29. Myoenji (Matsugasaki Daikokuten)
Myōenji is a Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Matsuzaki. The main statue is Kuon Misei Honshi Shakyamuni Buddha and Daikokuten. It is known as Matsugasaki Daikokuten, one of the seven lucky gods of the capital. The former main mountain is Kyoto Tsutsuhonji. In the Matsugasaki Higashiyama behind it, the character "law" in the Matsugasaki Myōhō is burned during the Five Mountains Fire.
Kyoto City Science Center for Youth is a science museum located in Fukakusa, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. Along with Musitec World, Moka City Science Education Center, and Izumo Science Museum, it is considered to be one of the advanced cases in the Japan of science museums used for science education. In particular, it is used for science education for elementary and junior high school students and teacher training, but it is widely open to the public.
Rokudou Jinkoji Temple (六道珍皇寺, Rokudou Chin no Uji) is a temple of the Rinzai sect Kenninji sect located in Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Ōcamellia. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai. It is known for the "Six Roads" of August 7-10, a well where Ono is said to have passed through the underworld. It is commonly known as "Rokumichi-san". This area is said to be the "Tsuji of the Six Paths".
Nanzen-ji , or Zuiryusan Nanzen-ji, formerly Zenrin-ji , is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Emperor Kameyama established it in 1291 on the site of his previous detached palace. It is also the headquarters of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen. The precincts of Nanzen-ji are a nationally designated Historic Site and the Hōjō gardens a Place of Scenic Beauty. The temple was destroyed in a fire in 1895 and rebuilt in 1909.
33. Okuni Statue
Izumo no Okuni was a Japanese entertainer and shrine maiden who is believed to have invented the theatrical art form of kabuki. She is thought to have begun performing her new art style of kabuki theatre in the dry riverbed of the Kamo River in Kyoto. Okuni's troupe quickly gained immense popularity, and were known for their performers, who were often lower-class women Okuni had recruited to act in her all-female theatre group.
Jakkōin (寂光院) is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. Nunnery. The mountain number is Mt. Kiyoka. The temple name is Gyokusenji. The main statue is Jizo Bodhisattva. Kaiki (founder) is said to be Prince Shotoku. It is the place where Taira Kiyomori's daughter, Kenreimonin Tokuko, lived in seclusion after the destruction of the Heike, and is known as a temple related to "The Tale of the Heike".
Nashiki Shrine (梨木神社, Nashiki Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Somedonocho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The former company is a special official company. The shrine is dedicated to the father and son of Sanjo Miman, Sanjo Miman, who greatly contributed to the Meiji Restoration. In addition, about 500 hagi are planted in the precincts, also known as Hagi no Miya, and the Hagi Festival is held from mid to late September.
36. Nonomiya Shrine
Nonomiya Shrine , or the Shrine in the Country, is a Shinto shrine in the Arashiyama district on the west side of the city of Kyoto in Kyoto prefecture, Japan, close to its bamboo forest. The specific site of the shrine changed somewhat over time, as the location of the shrine was fixed anew by divination when a new imperial priestess was to undergo purification before traveling to take up her duties at Ise Shrine.
Mibu-dera (壬生寺) is a Buddhist temple in Nakagyō-ku, Kyoto. In the Middle Ages, the temple revived a performance created by the Yuzu Nembutsu monk Engaku known as the Dai Nembutsu Kyōgen. It is also known for having been affiliated with the Shinsengumi. The temple has taken on several other names such "Jizō-in (地蔵院)", "Hōdōsanmai-in (宝幢三昧寺)", and "Shinjōkō-in (心浄光院)."
Myōan-ji is a Buddhist temple located in Kyoto, Japan. Myōan-ji is a sub-temple of Tōfuku-ji, and contained within the larger Tōfuku-ji temple complex, located in Higashiyama ward. It is the former headquarters and the premier pilgrimage site of the Fuke sect of Rinzai Zen. The temple was founded by the komusō and Zen master Kichiku —in whose remembrance there is a small shrine contained within.
Entoku-in Temple is a temple of the Rinzai sect Kenninji sect located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. The tower head of Kodaiji Temple. The main statue is Buddha. It is known that Toyotomi Hideyoshi's main chamber, Kita Seisho, was his home in his later years, and one theory says that it is the place where it ended. The three-sided Daikokuten in the collection is said to be Hideyoshi's remembrance Buddha.
40. Daisen-in temple
The Daisen-in (大仙院) is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen in Buddhism, one of the five most important Zen temples of Kyoto. The name means "The Academy of the Great Immortals." Daisen-in was founded by the Zen priest Kogaku Sōkō , and was built between 1509 and 1513. The Daisen-in is noted for its screen paintings and for its kare-sansui, or dry landscape garden.
Raigo-in (来迎院) is a temple of the Shingon sect Senwakuji sect located in Yamauchi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Meio. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. The tower head of Senjōji Temple. It is also called the forbidden Bodhidharma Senwaku-ji Betsuto, and the Mitera Betsuto-in ("Miji" means Senjō-ji). Izumiyama Seven Lucky God Tour No. 4 (Hobukuson) Ticket Office.
Hogon-in (Hōgon-in) is a temple of the Rinzai sect Tenryuji sect located in Saga Tenryuji Manobaba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. The tower head of Tenryuji Temple. The mountain number is Mt. Ōgame. The main statue is the eleven-sided Kannon. The gardens and buildings are used for the filming of period dramas. In addition, the word "blue maple" spread from the "maple" in the early summer of our hospital.
Bujoji Temple (峰定寺) is a temple of the Motoyama Shugenshu sect located in Hanagashiharaji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Daiai. The main statue is Senju Kannon. The opening is Kanku Seinen. It is a mountain temple of the Shugendo system that was founded in the 12th century and conveys many cultural assets such as Buddha statues dating back to the time of its foundation.
Mount Yoshida (吉田山, Yoshida-yama) is an isolated hill located in Yoshida Kaguraoka-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Other names are Kaguraoka and Kaguragaoka, and historically it was called Kaguraoka instead of Mount Yoshida. It is located in the northeastern part of the Kyoto Basin and has an altitude of 105m. It is said to be included in the 36 peaks of Higashiyama.
45. Eryuzan Jizoin Temple
Jizoin is a single temple of the Rinzai sect located in Yamada Kitanocho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Kinugasa, which is derived from Kinugasa (Fujiwara) Iera. The main statue is the Jizo Bodhisattva, which is said to be the clearest work of the Yumesoku Kokushi and is said to be the clearest work. It is known as a bamboo temple because it is surrounded by a bamboo forest.
46. Shoujii Temple (Flower Temple)
Shōjiji Temple is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Oharano Minamikasugacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Koshioyama. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai. Also known as the Temple of Flowers, it is a famous place for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. Saikoku Yakushi 49 Sacred Site No. 42. It is adjacent to Oharano Shrine. It is known as a temple related to the west.
Hōrin-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The honorary sangō prefix is Chifuku-san (智福山). The temple is said to have been constructed by Gyōki in 713 AD, and was originally named Kadonoi-dera (葛井寺). It is dedicated to Ākāśagarbha(Sanskrit:आकाशकर्भ,Japanese:虚空蔵:kokūzō) the bodhisattva of the boundless space.
48. Fushimi Inari-taisha
Fushimi Inari-taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of the kami Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres (764 ft) above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) and take approximately 2 hours to walk up.
Tsukinowa-dera or Gatsurin-ji (月輪寺) is a Buddhist temple near Mount Atago in Ukyō-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The temple was first founded in 781, it is associated with the Shugendō practices of Kūya and Hōnen. Its treasures include eight Heian period statues. Images of Amida Nyorai and Kūya chanting the nembutsu are amongst those designated Important Cultural Properties.
50. Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Kyōto Imperial Palace is the former palace of the Emperor of Japan. Since the Meiji Restoration in 1869, the Emperors have resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, while the preservation of the Kyoto Imperial Palace was ordered in 1877. Today, the grounds are open to the public, and the Imperial Household Agency hosts public tours of the buildings several times a day.
51. Kurama-dera Temple
Kurama-dera (鞍馬寺) is a temple in the far north of Kyoto, Japan which houses some National Treasures of Japan. It was a member of the Tendai sect and subordinate to Shōren-in from the 12th century until 1949 when it founded its own religious body. The object of worship is esoteric and unique to the temple. It is said to have been founded by a disciple of Jianzhen.
Hōkai-ji (法界寺) is a temple of the Shingon sect Daigo sect located in Hino Nishidaido-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Tokozan. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai. The opening of the mountain is said to be the clearest of the Denkyo Daishi. It is a clan temple of the Hino family, a clan of the Fujiwara clan, and is known as Hino Yakushi or Daiyakushi.
53. 漢検 漢字博物館・図書館 漢字ミュージアム
The Kanji Museum (漢字ミュージアム, Kanji myūjiamu), officially named Japan Kanji Museum & Library (漢検 漢字博物館・図書館, Kanken kanji hakubutsukan toshokan), is a museum located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Japan. Open since June 2016, it is entirely devoted to Chinese characters that structure part of the written form of the Japanese language.
Atago Shrine is a Shinto shrine on Mount Atago, the northwest of Kyoto, Japan. Enshrined is Atago Gongen who protects Kyoto from fire. Shugendō practices and a place for worship are known from the eighth century. The late-Kamakura period Honden has been designated an Important Cultural Property. Atago Jinja is the head of nine hundred Atago shrines throughout Japan.
Imakumano Kannonji Temple (今熊野Kannonji) is a temple of the Shingon sect Senwakuji sect located in Yamauchi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The tower head of Senjyoji Temple. The mountain number is Mt. Shinnachi. The main statue is the eleven-sided Kannon. The official temple name is Kannonji. Nishikoku Sanjusansho No. 15. Luoyang 33 Guanyin Sacred Ground No. 19.
Daishoji Temple is a Rinzai sect temple located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Matsuyama. The main statue is Buddha. Also known as the Goji Imperial Palace, it is a nunnery site temple related to the imperial family where 24 successive princes have served as residents. It occupies part of the site of the flower palace of the Muromachi shogunate.
57. Ichitani Munakata Shrine
Ichitani Munakata Shrine (櫟谷宗像神社, Ichitani Munakata Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Arashiyama Nakaoshitamachi, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Two shrines, Ichitanisha and Munakatasha, are enshrined in one hall, and Ichitanisha is a Shikinai shrine, and now both companies together are regent shrines of Matsuo Taisha Shrine.
58. Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion Temple)
Kinkaku-ji , officially named Rokuon-ji , is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most popular buildings in Kyoto, attracting many visitors annually. It is designated as a National Special Historic Site, a National Special Landscape and is one of 17 locations making up the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which are World Heritage Sites.
59. 油懸山 西岸寺
Saiganji (西岸寺, Saiganji) is a Jodo sect temple located in Shimoaburakake-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is a separate temple from the West Bank Temple (Jodo Shinshu Honganji school) in Fukakusa, also in Fushimi Ward. It is commonly called Aburakakejizo. The mountain number is Aburakakeyama, and the temple number is Jizoin.
60. Sennyū-ji Temple
Sennyū-ji (泉涌寺), formerly written as Sen-yū-ji (仙遊寺), is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan. For centuries, Sennyū-ji has been a mausoleum for noble families and members of the Imperial House of Japan. Located within the temple grounds are the official tombs of Emperor Shijō and many of the emperors who came after him.
61. Former Imperial Villa Nijō Castle
Nijō Castle is a flatland castle in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. The surface area of the castle is 275,000 square metres, of which 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) is occupied by buildings.
62. Nanzen-in Temple
South Monastery is a temple of Linjizong Nanzenji Sect located in Fudi Town, Nanzenji, Zuojing District, Kyoto City. Tower head of Nanzenji in Daboshan. This statue is the statue of Guishan Dharma Emperor. It is called the birthplace of Nanzenji. In front of the door, there is a waterway pavilion built as a part of the drainage project of Biwa Lake.
Yogen-in (陽源院) is a temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect located in Sanjusangendo District, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Naneizan. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. It is located on the east side of Sanjusangendo Hall. The name of the temple of Yogen-in was taken from the name of Asai Nagamasa. It was originally the Tendai sect.
Jiangjun Mountain City is a castle (mountain city) in Japan during the Warring States Period. It was built in Guasheng Mountain (301 meters above sea level) in Qingzekou Town, Kitashirakawa, Zuojing District, Kyoto City (then Aidang County, the mountain city). Also known as Beibaichuan City, Guasheng Mountain City and Shengjun Dizang Mountain City.
Seiganji Temple (誓ganji) is a temple of the Jodo sect Nishiyama Fukakusa sect located in Shinkyogoku-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Fukakusayama. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. The main hall also enshrines the 11-sided Kannon of No. 15 of the 33 places in New West Country and No. 2 of the 33 Kannon Sacred Sites in Luoyang.
66. Nyakuoji-jinja Shrine
Kumano Wakaoji Shrine (熊野若prince神社, Kumano Wakaoji Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Wakaoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The former shrine is a village shrine. It used to be the guardian shrine of Zenrinji Temple. It is at the southern end of the Philosopher's Road. It is commonly known as Wakaoji Shrine. One of the three Kumano in Kyoto.
Unryū-in (雲竜院) is a sub-temple of Sennyū-ji in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1372, it was rebuilt after destruction in the Ōnin War. The Hondō of 1646 is an Important Cultural Property. The Hōjō or abbot's quarters also date from the Edo period. A Kamakura period copy of the Lotus sutra has been designated an Important Cultural Property.
68. Koto-in temple
Kōtō-in (高桐院) is a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan. It was founded by Hosokawa Tadaoki. There is a teahouse, the Shōkō-ken, and the gardens are celebrated for their momiji. A pair of Southern Song monochrome hanging scrolls with landscape have been designated a National Treasure. Many other works are aired annually in October.
Chūgenji (中源寺) is a temple of the Jodo sect located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Jufuku. The main statue is Jizo Bodhisattva. It is also called Meyami Jizo and is believed to have a spiritual test for eye diseases. Kannon-do (本尊, Senju Kannon) is the 16th temple of the 33-sho Kannon Sacred Site in Luoyang.
Qingheyuan is a temple of Zhishan Sect of Zhenyan Sect located in Guanyin Town, Shangjing District, Kyoto City. The mountain number is Kawasaki Mountain. This deity is Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva (also known as Qinghe Ksitigarbha or Jade Ksitigarbha). The main hall also enshrines the holy Guanyin of 33 Guanyin Spiritual Fields in Luoyang.
71. Sorin-ji Temple
Sorinji Temple (雙林寺) is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Washio-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Lingjiu Mountain (or Jinyu Mountain). The name of the hospital is Hokke Sanmai Mujuin. The temple name is correctly called Sara Shuangshulin Temple. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai, Great Sacred Joy Heaven.
Iwaya Shrine (岩屋神社, Iwaya Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. In the modern corporate rating system, it is a gōsha. There was a time when it was imitated by the Shikinai Meishin Taisha Shrine "Yamashina Shrine Niza, Uji District, Yamashiro Province", but it is now denied.
73. Sho-koku-ji temple
Shōkoku-ji (相国寺), formally identified as Mannen-zan Shōkoku Shōten Zenji (萬年山相國承天禅寺), is a Buddhist temple in northern Kyoto, first founded in 1382 by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, with the existing temple complex having undergone several periods of extensive reconstruction and rebuilding in the succeeding eras.
Fukushoji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect Zentsuji sect located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Bamboo Forest Mountain. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai. It is commonly known as "Mineyakushi" and "Gourd Temple". In the main hall, the sacred Kannon of the Luoyang 33 Kannon Sacred Site No. 29 is also enshrined.
75. Ryozen Kannon Temple
The Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音) is a war memorial commemorating the dead of the Pacific War located in Eastern Kyoto. The concrete and steel statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Kannon) was built by Hirosuke Ishikawa and unveiled on 8 June 1955. The statue is 24 m (80 ft) high and weighs approximately 500 tons.
76. Maruyama Park
Maruyama Park is a park in Kyoto, Japan. It is noted as the main center for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto, and can get extremely crowded at that time of year (April). The park's star attraction is a weeping cherry tree (shidarezakura) which becomes lit up at night. It also becomes busy in the New Year's Eve Festivals.
Seikanji Temple is a temple of the Shingon sect located in Utano Nakayama-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Unakayama. The main statue is the 11-sided thousand-armed Kannon. It is a temple related to Emperor Takakura, known for the tragic love of "The Tale of the Heike", and the Minor Governor's Bureau.
78. Shinju-an temple
Shinjuan (真珠庵) is located in Murasakino, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, and is the tower head of Daitokuji Temple, the main temple of the Rinzai sect. It is a temple related to Ikkyu Buddhism, which is famous as an unconventional Zen monk. It is usually closed to the public, except during special releases.
79. Anyo Temple
Anyoji Temple is a temple of Tokimune located in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. The mountain number is Jienzan. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. It is located at the foot of Higashiyama Mountain in the Kyoto Basin, in the northeast corner of Maruyama Park. It is also said to be a Yoshimizu Soan related to Shinran saints.
Gyoganji is a temple of the Tendai sect located in Gyoganji Monzencho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Reiyuzan. The main statue is Senju Kannon. It is commonly known as Kodo. Nishikoku Sanjusansho No. 19. Luoyang 33 Guanyin Sacred Site No. 4. It is the only nunnery in the 33 places in the western country.
81. Higashiyama Mount Peak Park
Higashiyama Sancho Park is a park located in Higashiyama on the east side of the Kyoto Basin on the border between Higashiyama Ward and Yamashina Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. With the opening of the Higashiyama Driveway in 1960, it was opened as a park with an observation space overlooking the city of Kyoto.
Imamiya Shrine (Imamiya Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. In the past, it was also called Gihanazonosha, Gihanazonosha, or Hanazonosha. The company is a former village shrine. It is a local deity such as Hanazono in Ukyo Ward and Uzumasa Yasui in Ukyo Ward.
Anshoin is a Jodo sect temple located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Higashiyama. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. The Jizo statue enshrined in the Jizodo in the precincts is said to be fulfilled if you pray for a fixed number of days, and is called Higirijizo. Luoyang Rokuamitabha Tour No. 4.
Tōji-in (等持院) 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 shōgun of the Ashikaga dynasty. Its main object of worship is Shakyamuni, and its honorary sangō prefix is Mannenzan (萬年山).
Shimyōin (志明院) is a Shingon sect temple located in Kumogahata, Kita-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Iwayayama, and the temple number is Kinkomineji. His nickname is Iwaya Fudo. The main statue is Fudo Myōō. According to the edict of Emperor Junwa, it is said to be a direct work of Kobo Daishi (Kukai).
86. 一切経山 金剛寺
Kongoji Temple is a Jodo sect temple located in Gokkencho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The main temple is Chion-in. The mountain number is all Keizan. It originated from the Amida Hall, which was opened by Gyoki in the Zenkei Valley of Mount Higashiiwakura during the Tenpei period. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha.
Jodoin is a Jodo sect temple located in Ginkakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Qingtai Mountain. The main statue is Amitabha Buddha. It is also called "Capital Temple" because it manages one of the Five Mountains Fire, "Capital Letter". It is adjacent to the north of Jishoji Temple (Ginkakuji).
Kaikoji Temple (戒光寺) is a quasi-special temple of the Shingon sect Senjōji school located in Yamauchi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. The tower head of Senjyoji Temple. The mountain number is Higashiyama. The main statue is Buddha. The official name is Kyokoritsuji Temple. He is also known as Joroku-san.
Myorenji Temple is located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, and is the main temple of the Honmon Hokke sect. The mountain number is Ubokusan. There are 8 temples (Ekoin, Gyokuryuin, Honkoin, Enjoin, Kenjuin, Jishuin, Honmyōin, and Jōjuin). The temple crest has three autumn leaves in a circle.
90. Monkey Park Iwatayama
Iwatayama Monkey Park is a commercial park located in Arashiyama in Kyoto, Japan. The park is on Mt Arashiyama, on the opposite side of the Ōi River as the train station. It is inhabited by a troop of over 120 Japanese macaque monkeys. The animals are wild but can be fed food purchased at the site.
Eifukuji Temple (永福寺) is a temple of the Jodo sect Nishiyama Fukakusa sect located in Shinkyogoku Octopus Yakushi Higashikawamachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. The mountain number is Mt. Jōruri. The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai (蛸Yakushi). It is commonly known as Takoyakushido or Octopus Yakushido.
92. Zuihō-in temple
Zuihoin (瑞峯院) is a temple of the Rinzai sect Daitokuji sect located in Murasakino Daitokuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto. The tower head of Daitokuji Temple. The mountain number is Longbo Mountain. The main statue is Guanyin Bodhisattva. In the precincts are the graves of Mr. and Mrs. Yoshizhen Otomo.
Shakuzoji Temple is a temple of the Jodo sect located in Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto. The mountain number is Karyuzan. The main statue is Jizo Bodhisattva (Nail Extraction Jizo). The detailed name is Ieryuzan Komyō Henshōin Stone Statue Temple. Locally, it is known for its so-called nail extraction jizo.
94. Ninna-ji temple
Ninna-ji is the head temple of the Omuro school of the Shingon Sect of Buddhism. Located in western Kyoto, Japan, it was first founded in AD 888 by Emperor Uda, and was later reconstructed in the 17th century. It is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Empress Dowager Shōken , born Masako Ichijō , was the wife of Emperor Meiji of Japan. She is also known under the technically incorrect name Empress Shōken . She was one of the founders of the Japanese Red Cross Society, whose charity work was known throughout the First Sino-Japanese War.
Emperor Tenji , known first as Prince Katsuragi and later as Prince Nakano Ōe until his accession, was the 38th emperor of Japan who reigned from 668 to 671. He was the son of Emperor Seimei and Empress Kōgyoku, and his children included Empress Jitō, Empress Genmei, and Emperor Kōbun.
97. Shugakuin Imperial Villa
The Shugaku-in Imperial Villa , or Shugaku-in Detached Palace, is a set of gardens and outbuildings in the hills of the eastern suburbs of Kyoto, Japan. It is one of Japan's most important large-scale cultural treasures; its gardens are one of the great masterpieces of Japanese gardening.
Daitoku-ji is a Buddhist temple, one of fourteen autonomous branches of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen. It is located in Kita-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The "mountain name" (sangō) by which it is known is Ryūhōzan (龍宝山). The Daitoku-ji temple complex today covers more than 23 hectares.
Gosho Hachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto. The former shrine is a village shrine. It is said to have been solicited by Ashikaga Takashi, and is called Tojiin Hachimangu Shrine from the precept name of Takakura Hachimangu, Oike no Hachiman, and Mushi Hachiman.
Sumiya is a yōya (restaurant, feast facility) that used to operate in Shimabara Hanagai (now Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City). The building has been designated as an important cultural property of the country and has been open to the public as the "Kadoya Hospitality Culture Museum" since 1998.
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