KANSAI TEMPLES

Kansai Temples - Kansai has more temples than any other region in Japan. There are over 2,000 Kansai Temples including many which are the most important and famous Japanese temples (Buddhist temples) in Japan. There are also several Kansai Temples which are World Heritage Sites.

The Kansai Temples which are World Heritage Sites are listed below and highlighted with a yellow background.

Kansai Temples

Kansai Temples - Byodoin Temple

Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple
Anrakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is very popular in cherry blossom season, early summer for its azaleas and its Autumn leaves of red and orange. Anrakuji Temple Kyoto is along Kyo...

Bokugoan

Bokugoan
Bokugoan, also known as Ho-o-ji Temple, is a Buddhist temple that was originally established in Nagaokakyo-shi in the 6th century. Bokugoan was moved several times before 1888, when it was p...

Byodoin Temple

Byodoin Temple
Byodoin Temple is a famous Buddhist temple which appears on the 10 Yen coin. Byodoin Temple is in tea making area of Uji near Kyoto. Byodoin Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms ...

Chion-in Temple

Chion-in Temple
Chion-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is the head temple for the Buddhist sect of Jodo Shu (Pure Land) and was established by Honen in 1234. Chion-in Temple is within a large compound ...

Chishakuin Temple

Chishakuin Temple
Chishakuin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which was moved from Wakayama to the Higashiyama area of Kyoto in 1585. Chishakuin Temple is the first temple on the Kyoto Jusan Bu...

Chisho-in Temple

Chisho-in Temple
Chisho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Choko-in Temple

Choko-in Temple
Choko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Chorakuji Temple

Chorakuji Temple
Chorakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Higashiyama Ward in Kyoto. Chorakuji Temple is famous for its bright red and orange leaves in Autumn. Chorakuji Temple was established in 805AD b...

Choukei-in Temple
Choukei-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunat...

Daianji Temple

Daianji Temple
Daianji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tofukuji school of the Rinzai Sect, is in Sakai Osaka Prefecture. Daianji Temple was established in the Oei era (1394-1428), is famous for its main...

Daigoji Temple

Daigoji Temple
Daigoji Temple is famous for its five storied pagoda, cherry blossom viewing in spring and a traditional Japanese garden. Daigoji Temple is part of a large Japanese Temple complex and is a d...

Daiho-in Temple
Daiho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Daiji-in Temple
Daiji-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Daikakuji Temple

Daikakuji Temple
Daikakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Esoteric sect, in Saga Kyoto, which was once a detached palace belonging to Emperor Saga. In 876AD it was converted to a temple by his daughter E...

Daiko-in Temple
Daiko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Dairyu-in Temple

Dairyu-in Temple
Dairyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Daisenin Temple

Daisenin Temple
Daisenin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Daisenin Temple is famous for its rock garden, which is a designated...

Daishin-in Temple

Daishin-in Temple
Daishin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Daishin-in...

Daitokuji Temple

Daitokuji Temple
Daitokuji Temple is a large temple complex with 22 sub-temples including some with famous Japanese gardens. Daitokuji Temple is well known and recognised for its beauty and is a designated S...

Daitsu-in Temple

Daitsu-in Temple
Daitsu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Daiyu-in Temple

Daiyu-in Temple
Daiyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Dojuin Temple

Dojuin Temple
Dojuin Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, which is a sub temple of Tofukuji Temple. Dojuin Temple features a moss garden....

Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple

Eikando Zenrin-ji Temple
Eikando Zenrinji Temple is a Buddhist temple, in Kyoto, which is famous for its bright red and orange Autumn leaves and for its prominence in the past as a center of learning. Eikando Zenrin...

Enjo-ji Temple
Enjo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in north eastern Nara. Enjo-ji Temple is believed to have been established in 756AD. The two oldest structures at Enjo-ji Temple, whic...

Enjoji Temple
Enjoji Temple is a Buddhist temple that was established by Monk Nichinin in 1630. The object of enshrinement at Enjoji Temple is a two meter tall Iwato-Myoken-Daibosatsu (bodhisattva) with a...

Enryakuji Temple

Enryakuji Temple
Enryakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established in 788 on Mt Hiei, where it looks over Kyoto. Enryakuji Temple expanded over the years to become a large temple complex and is a ...

Entsuji temple
Entsuji temple is a Buddhist temple of the Renzai sect which is famous for its Japanese gardens including one featuring the borrowed landscape style . Entsuji temple was established in 1678 ...

Eshin-in Temple
Eshin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, that was originally established by Kobo Daishi under the name of Ryusenji Temple on its current location on the eastern bank of the Uji River in Uji (Ky...

Fudarakusanji Temple
Fudarakusanji Temple is Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect, in the Higashimuro District of Wakayama Prefecture. Fudarakusanji Temple features a venerated thousand armed kannon. Fudarakusan...

Fukuju-in Temple
Fukuju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Funda-in Temple
Funda-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Tofukuji Temple and within the same complex in Kyoto. Funda-in Temple is famous for its dry landscape Japanese garden which was...

Gangoji Temple

Gangoji Temple
Gangoji Temple is a Buddhist temple was established in 588 as part of Asuka-dera. In 718 it was moved to Nara and became one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. Gangoji Temple is a UNESCO Wo...

Genko-an Temple

Genko-an Temple
Genko-an Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism in the Kita Ward of Kyoto. Genko-an Temple is famous for its two windows that look out at the temple's Japanese garden. ...

Genkoji Temple

Genkoji Temple
Genkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established by Jokyo (Buddhism priest) in 1514 in what is now the outer suburbs of Kobe. Before then, there was a house which was used as a mod...

Ginkakuji Temple - Silver Pavilion

Ginkakuji Temple - Silver Pavilion
Ginkaku-ji - Silver Pavilion is a Buddhist temple, that was built in the style of the Golden Pavilion, but was never completed with a matching cover of silver. Ginkaku-ji features some of th...

Gyokurin-in Temple
Gyokurin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Gyokuryu-in Temple

Gyokuryu-in Temple
Gyokuryu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortuna...

Hanto-in Temple
Hanto-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Hashidera Hojoin Temple
Hashidera Hojoin Temple is a Buddhist temple, that was built to guard Uji Bridge (Uji Kyoto Prefecture) and is close to the bridge. Hashidera Hojoin Temple contains the stone monument commem...

Higashi Honganji Temple
Higashi Honganji Temple is one of two Buddhist temples a two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Higashi Honganji Temple is now officially called Shinshu...

Hogonji Temple

Hogonji Temple
Hogonji Temple is a Buddhist temple on Chikubushima Island in Lake Biwa Shiga Prefecture, near Kyoto. Hogonji Temple features the National Tresure, a Karamon Gate which was for Shogun Toyoto...

Hokkiji Temple

Hokkiji Temple
Hokkiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Okamoto, Nara Prefecture. Hokkiji Temple features the oldest three story pagoda in Japan and is one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara. Hokkiji Temple ...

Hokongo-in Temple

Hokongo-in Temple
Hokongo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established in Hanazono, Kyoto in 1130. The current buildings were rebuilt in 1617. Hokongo-in Temple features a waterfall within its ground...

Hokyo-in Temple

Hokyo-in Temple
Hokyo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, in the Saga District of Kyoto, which is famous for its bright red and orange Autumn leaves. Hokyo-in Temple was constructed for Emperor Shirakawa during...

Honenin Temple

Honenin Temple
Honenin Temple is one of the Buddhist temples along Kyoto's Philosopher's Walk. Honenin Temple is a beautiful secluded Japanese Temple, which is famous for its thatched gate and paintings o...

Honganji Temple

Honganji Temple
Honganji Temple is actually two Buddhist temples two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Both feature large halls which are designated Important Cultural...

Hongen-in Temple

Hongen-in Temple
Hongen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple and sub temple of Nanshuji Temple in Sakai Osaka Prefecture. Hongen-in Temple was established in 1687 by Mitsugen Soyo, the 228th chief priest of Daitok...

Horin-ji Temple

Horin-ji Temple
Horin-ji Temple, also known as Miidara Temple, is a Buddhist temple in Nara only 1km from Hokkiji Temple. Horin-ji Temple was established in the 7th century, however none of the buildings da...

Horin-ji Temple

Horin-ji Temple
Horin-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect, which was established in 713AD. Enshrined in the hondo of Horin-ji Temple is a sculpture of Kokuzo Bosatsu, which has not been displ...

Horyuji Temple

Horyuji Temple
Horyuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture. Horyuji Temple's pagoda is considered to be one of the world's oldest surviving wooden building which started construction in...

Hoshunin Temple

Hoshunin Temple
Hoshunin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Hoshunin Temple was built in 1608 by Hoshunin, the wife of Maeda Tos...

Hozenji Temple

Hozenji Temple
Hozenji Temple is a very small is a Buddhist temple, that was established in 1637. Hozenji Temple is in busy Dotonbori, a popular tourist destination in Namba Osaka, which is famous for its...

Jakkoin Temple
Jakkoin Temple is a famous scenic Buddhist temple north east of Kyoto. Jakkoin Temple enshrines a 2.5m wooden statue of Jizo-Bosatsu which is an Important Cultural Property. Jakkoin Temple f...

Jigenji Temple
Jigenji Temple, also known as Nozaki Kannon, is one of the most famous Buddhist temple in Japanese history with reference made to in many novels, songs and plays. Gyoki (668-749), the high p...

Jisonin Temple
Jisonin Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ito District of Wakayama Prefecture. Jisonin Temple is at the beginning of the pilgrimage route to Koyasan. Jisonin Temple complex is a UNESCO World He...

Jiun-in Temple

Jiun-in Temple
Jiun-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Jiun-in Templ...

Jizo Zen-in Temple
Jizo Zen-in Temple, also known as the Jizo Zen Institute, is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect, in Ida Kyoto. Jizo Zen-in Temple is a small temple that is famous for its cherry blossom, in ...

Jizo-in Temple

Jizo-in Temple
Jizo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is also known as Take-no-tera (temple of bamboo), not because it is constructed of bamboo, but because it is in a bamboo forest. This bamboo forest...

Jojakkoji Temple

Jojakkoji Temple
Jojakkoji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Ukyo Ward of Kyoto. Jojakkoji Temple is famous for its bright red and orange maple leaves in Autumn. Jojakkoji Temple features a pagoda, which is a d...

Joju-in Temple
Joju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is famous for its Japanese gardens. The garden in Joju-in Temple is a borrowed scenery style and features a pond with two islands. Joju-in Temple i...

Jokoji Temple
Jokoji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is in Eastern Osaka, was established in 745, it is the birth place of 'Kawachi-ondo', the most famous bon odori (a traditional Japanese dance) song....

Jorinji Temple

Jorinji Temple
Jorinji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Sakyo Kyoto. Jorinji Temple was originally established by a monk called Rodo around 600 meter south of current location in 1573. Jorinji Temple was the...

Joruri-ji Temple
Joruri-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto, that was established in 1047 and is famous for its Jodo-shiki (pure land style) Japanese garden. This garden, which features a pond in front o...

Joshoji Temple

Joshoji Temple
Joshoji Temple, also known as Danrinnotera or Yoshinonotera, is famous for its front gate which is a distinctive vermillion colour and was donated to the temple by the famous courtesan Yoshi...

Juko-in Temple

Juko-in Temple
Juko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Jusei-in Temple

Jusei-in Temple
Jusei-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Kaie-ji Temple

Kaie-ji Temple
Kaie-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was established in 1332 by Kenpo Shidon on the site where Aguchi Shrine currently stands. Kaie-ji Temple was relocated to its current site after it...

Kaifuku-in Temple
Kaifuku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunat...

Kaizando Temple
Kaizando Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Katsuoji Temple
Katsuoji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Mino city north of Osaka. Supreme rulers in various periods in history had worshipped in Katsuoji Temple to pray for fortune in war and it is still kn...

Kegonji Temple

Kegonji Temple
Kegonji Temple, also referred to as Suzumushi-dera Temple (the "cricket" temple) due to the large number of crickets that can be heard around the temple. Kegonji Temple features a moss cover...

Keishun-in Temple

Keishun-in Temple
Keishun-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Keishun-in...

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple
Kenninji Temple is the oldest Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto and is the headquarters of the Kenninji sub-sect of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. Kenninji Temple features the panel painting, 'Fu-j...

Kimii-dera Temple
Kimii-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in Wakayama that is famous for its early flowering cherry blossom and is considered one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. Kimii-dera Temple also...

Kimpusenji Temple
Kimpusenji Temple is a Buddhist temple, and is the head temple for the Shugendo Buddhist sect in the Yoshino District of Nara Prefecture. Kimpusenji Temple is believed to have been establish...

Kingyu-in Temple

Kingyu-in Temple
Kingyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Kinkakuji Temple - Golden Pavilion

Kinkakuji Temple - Golden Pavilion
Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku) is the most famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto and probably Japan. Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku) is literally covered in gold leaf and is surround by beautiful Japanese ga...

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is notable for its vast veranda, that offers impressive views of the Kyoto. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the best known sights of Kyoto, be...

Ko-sho-in Temple

Ko-sho-in Temple
Ko-sho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple that was established in 1356 by Princess Shinshinaishino. After several fires, the current main building of Ko-sho-in Temple was refurbished in 1968. Ko...

Kodaiji Temple
Kodaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Rinzai sect in Kyoto. Kodaiji Temple, formally known as Jubuzan Kodaiji, is the largest of the sub temples of Kenninji Temple. Kodaiji Temple was...

Koetsuji Temple

Koetsuji Temple
Koetsuji Temple, formally known as Taikyo-san, is a Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect in northern Kyoto. The site of Koetsuji Temple was developed in 1615 when the artist Honami Koetsu re...

Kofukuji Temple

Kofukuji Temple
Kofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara. Kofukuji Temple is a large temple complex featuring two pagodas plus many National Tresures and Important Cultural Properties. Kofukuji Temple i...

Kohou-an Temple
Kohou-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Konchi In Temple

Konchi In Temple
Konchi In Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Nanzenji Temple. Konchi In Temple is famous for its Tsurukame Garden which has an extensive dry landscape style Japanese garde...

Kongobuji Temple
Kongobuji Temple is famous for its rock garden, which is Japan's largest covering 2340 square metres. This garden and those surrounding the temple are particularly famous for their orange an...

Korin-in Temple

Korin-in Temple
Korin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Korin-in Temple features several Important Cultural Assests and seve...

Koshoji Temple

Koshoji Temple
Koshoji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Soto sect. Koshoji Temple is a training centre for the Eiheiji School, was moved to its current site in Uji from Fukakusa in Kyoto in 1648 after it...

Koto-in Temple

Koto-in Temple
Koto-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Koto-in Temple established in 1601 features two tea houses and is sur...

Koubai-in Temple

Koubai-in Temple
Koubai-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Kounji Temple

Kounji Temple
Kounji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was originally established in Osaka in 1280 then transferred to Nanzenji, Kyoto in 1664. Kounji Temple features a beautiful Chisan Kaiyu-shiki garde...

Kozanji Temple

Kozanji Temple
Kozanji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Omuro sect, which is in the mountains of Umegahata in Kyoto Prefecture. Kozanji Temple features the oldest tea field in Japan and possesses many Na...

Kurama Temple

Kurama Temple
Kurama Temple is a Buddhist temple formerly from the Tendai sect, but since 1949 it has been part of the Kurama-Kokyo sect. Kurama Temple was founded in 770AD on Mt Kurama north of Kyoto, bu...

Kyuanji Temple
Kyuanji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is famous for its legacy of buildings from its long history and the beautiful garden where people can enjoy various flower and trees throughout the...

Manpukuji Temple
Manpukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Obaku sect of Zen Buddhism which is in Uji (Kyoto Prefecture). Manpukuji Temple was completed in 1668 with a distinctive Chinese architectural ...

Manshuin Temple
Manshuin Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect in north eastern Kyoto. Manshuin Temple, also known as Manshuin Monzeki, is famous for its dry landscape garden which includes 400 y...

Mibudera Temple
Mibudera Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is the head temple for Risshu sect of Buddhism and is in Kyoto. Mibudera Temple which was established in 991AD is famous for several things; its "M...

Mii-dera Temple
Mii-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is the head temple for the Tendai Jimon Buddhist sect one of the four largest temple complexes in Japan. Mii-dera Temple is at the base of Mt Hiei ...

Mitsukuni-in Temple

Mitsukuni-in Temple
Mitsukuni-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortun...

Myoshinji Temple

Myoshinji Temple
Myoshinji Temple is large Buddhist temple complex, in Kyoto, which contains thirty eight sub temples, some of which are famous for their Japanese gardens. Myoshinji Temple features several b...

Nanshuji Temple

Nanshuji Temple
Nanshuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Sakai Osaka Prefecture, was established in 1557 and is famous for Sen-no-Rikyu, the most famous tea master in Japanese history. Nanshuji Temple featur...

Nanzenji Temple

Nanzenji Temple
Nanzenji Temple (Kyoto) is a popular Japanese Temple complex with a distinctive two-story entrance gate (sanmon) and aqueduct. Nanzenji Temple is famous for its bright red and orange Autumn ...

Negoroji Temple
Negoroji Temple is large complex of Buddhist temples from the Shingon sect which once had around 2,700 temples on the site. The Negoroji Temple complex was started in 1087 by En no Gyoja, bu...

Nehando Temple

Nehando Temple
Nehando Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunately...

Nigatsudo Temple

Nigatsudo Temple
Nigatsudo Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is part of a sub temple complex which is within the Todaiji Temple complex. Nigatsudo Temple is to the east of the Great Buddha Hall on the side ...

Ninnaji Temple

Ninnaji Temple
Ninnaji Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is the head temple of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect Buddhism, which was founded on the orders of Emperor Koko and completed in 888. Ninnaji T...

Nishi Honganji Temple
Nishi Honganji Temple is one of two Buddhist temples two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Nishi Honganji Temple features a large hall which are design...

Nison-in Temple

Nison-in Temple
Nison-in Temple, officially known as Ogura-yama Nison-kyo-in Keidai-ji, is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect, in Ukyo Ward of Kyoto. Nison-in Temple is famous for its bright red and orang...

Nose Myokensan Temple
Nose Myokensan Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Nichiren sect temple which attracts many visitors on a new year's. Nose Myokensan Temple is on top of the beautiful Mt Myoken in Nose Osak...

Nyoi-an Temple
Nyoi-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Nyoze-in Temple
Nyoze-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Nyushin-in Temple

Nyushin-in Temple
Nyushin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple that is a sub temple of the nearby Chion-in Temple, which is in Higashiyama Ward Kyoto....

Obaiin Temple

Obaiin Temple
Obaiin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Obaiin Temple was established in 1562 under orders of Nobunaga Oda as ...

Ominesanji Temple
Ominesanji Temple is an important Buddhist temple for the Shugendo Buddhist sect. Ominesanji Temple is on the top of Mount Omine in the Yoshino District of Nara Prefecture. Ominesanji Temple...

Otani Sobyo

Otani Sobyo
Otani Sobyo is a Buddhist temple and mausoleum for Jodo Shinshu Otani Sect monks including Monk Shinran (1173-1262), the founder of Shin Buddhism. Otani Sobyo was established in 1272. During...

Raikou-ji Temple
Raikou-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Reiun-in Temple

Reiun-in Temple
Reiun-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Rengeji Temple

Rengeji Temple
Rengeji Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is famous for its garden which is best seen when the leaves start to change colour in Autumn. Rengeji Temple is in north eastern Kyoto....

Rinka-in Temple

Rinka-in Temple
Rinka-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Rinshouin Temple

Rinshouin Temple
Rinshouin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Rozan-ji Temple

Rozan-ji Temple
Rozan-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which features a large Zen Japanese garden. The garden in Rozan-ji Temple is unusual as it has large trees on many of islands of moss. Rozan-ji Temple w...

Ryoanji Temple

Ryoanji Temple
Ryoanji Temple is a Buddhist temple, that houses a Japanese gardens which is considered to be one of the most notable examples of the "dry-landscape" style. This garden, which is the quintes...

Ryogen-in Temple

Ryogen-in Temple
Ryogen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Ryogen-in Temple is famous for its five Japanese garden in particul...

Ryosen-an Temple

Ryosen-an Temple
Ryosen-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Ryoukou-in Temple
Ryoukou-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Ryousen-an Temple
Ryousen-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Ryousho-ji Temple
Ryousho-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Ryuanji Temple
Ryuanji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Mino, which was established by the En-no-gyoja in 658AD after he was enlightened through his training under the Mino Waterfall....

Saidaiji Temple

Saidaiji Temple
Saidaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect which is in Nara. Saidaiji Temple means Great Western Temple as it is to the west of its counterpart Todaiji Temple. Saidaiji Temple ...

Saihoji Temple

Saihoji Temple
Saihoji Temple is Buddhist temple from the Rinzai Zen sect which is famous for its moss garden, which probably the best in Japan. Unfortunately access to Saihoji Temple, also known as Kokede...

Sangen-in Temple

Sangen-in Temple
Sangen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Sangen-in Temple was established in 1589 by Mitunari Ishida, Yukina...

Sanjusangen-do Temple

Sanjusangen-do Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Tendai sect, in the Higashiyama District of Kyoto. Sanjusangendo Temple is famous for the Thousand Armed Kannon it houses. Sanjusangendo Te...

Sanzenin Temple
Sanzenin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect, in northern Kyoto. Sanzenin Temple is famous for its beautiful gardens that feature a moss garden, Autumn leaves and cherry blossom i...

Seigantoji Temple
Seigantoji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Higashimuro District Wakayama Prefecture. Seigantoji Temple was built near Nachi Falls which was an ancient site of worship. Seigantoji Templ...

Seikenji Temple

Seikenji Temple
Seikenji Temple is a Buddhist temple that was established by Monk Jindo in Amagasaki-shi, Hyogo Prefecture between 1342 and 1345. Seikenji Temple was reconstructed and relocated in 1932 to i...

Seiryo-ji Temple

Seiryo-ji Temple
Seiryo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Pure Land sect, which frequently referred to as Sagashakado (Hall of Shakyamuni Tathagata in Saga). The current site of Seiryo-ji Temple was orig...

Senko-ji Temple

Senko-ji Temple
Senko-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama District of Kyoto. Senko-ji Temple sits half way up the mountain side and be seen from the look out point in Arashiyama Park and one of...

Shinju-an Temple
Shinju-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Shinnyo-do Temple

Shinnyo-do Temple
Shinnyo-do Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. Shinnyo-do Temple is famous for its bright red and orange leaves in Autumn. Shinnyo-do Temple was established in 984AD by ...

Shisendo Temple

Shisendo Temple
Shisendo Temple is a Buddhist temple from the Zen Soto sect, which is to the north east of Kyoto. Shisendo Temple is famous for its Japanese garden which features azalea bushes, gravel areas...

Shitennoji Temple

Shitennoji Temple
Shitennoji Temple was established in 593AD, making it the first Buddhist temple in Japan. Shitennoji Temple is in Tennoji Ward Osaka....

Shodenji Temple
Shodenji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Rinzai sect, in northern Kyoto close to Kinkakuji - Golden Pavilion. Shodenji Temple is famous for its Japanese rock or dry landscape garden which...

Shoju-in Temple
Shoju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Shorenin Temple

Shorenin Temple
Shorenin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in Kyoto. Shorenin Temple is one of five Monzeki temples where in the past, the head priest at these temples was always belonged to th...

Shoushukuin Temple

Shoushukuin Temple
Shoushukuin Temple is a Buddhist temple from the same sect as they nearby Chion-in Temple. Shoushukuin Temple also contains the Matsukaze Tenmangu Shrine. When Chion-in Temple was destroyed ...

Shoutaku-in Temple

Shoutaku-in Temple
Shoutaku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortuna...

Shunko-in Temple

Shunko-in Temple
Shunko-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Soken-in Temple
Soken-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Soken-in Temple was established in 1582 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a m...

Sumadera Temple

Sumadera Temple
Sumadera Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kobe was originally built in 886 by the order of Emperor Koko. Sumadera Temple features a display from the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani (1184)....

Taikoji Temple
Taikoji Temple is a Buddhist temple on Mt Satsuki in Ikeda Osaka. Taikoji Temple was built in 1395 by the order of Mitsumasa Ikeda, the lord of Ikeda Castle at the time. Since then, it has ...

Taizo-in Temple

Taizo-in Temple
Taizo-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Taizo-in Tem...

Tenju-in Temple

Tenju-in Temple
Tenju-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Tenjuan Temple

Tenjuan Temple
Tenjuan Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is a sub temple of Nanzenji Temple and within the massive Nanzenji Temple precinct in Kyoto. Tenjuan Temple is famous for its two beautiful Japanese...

Tenkei-in Temple

Tenkei-in Temple
Tenkei-in Temple, also known as Ryukozan Tenkei-in Temple, but originally called Kaigen-an, is a Buddhist temple, which is related to Nanshuji Temple and Daitokuji Temple Kyoto. Tenkei-in Te...

Tenkyu-in Temple

Tenkyu-in Temple
Tenkyu-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Tenryuji Temple

Tenryuji Temple
Tenryuji Temple is the head temple of the Tenryu sect of Rinzai Zen Buddhism and the most important Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Tenryuji Temple possesses many Important Cultural Properties...

Tensho-in Temple

Tensho-in Temple
Tensho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Todaiji Temple

Todaiji Temple
Todaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara, which is famous for being the world's largest wooden building, which houses Japan's largest statue of Buddha. Todaiji Temple is a UNESCO World He...

Tofukuji Temple

Tofukuji Temple
Tofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple which is one of the Kyoto Gozan (Five Great Zen Temples of Kyoto). Tofukuji Temple is a large temple complex with 24 sub temples remaining from an origin...

Toji Temple

Toji Temple
Toji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect, near central Kyoto on a large site with extensive gardens, it is an oasis of calm in a busy area. Toji Temple is famous for its five sto...

Tokai-an Temple

Tokai-an Temple
Tokai-an Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Tokokuji Temple

Tokokuji Temple
Tokokuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Tennoji Osaka, next to, but outside Keitakuen Garden....

Tokuzen-ji Temple
Tokuzen-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Toshodaiji Temple

Toshodaiji Temple
Toshodaiji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Nara, that is the head temple in Japan of the Ritsu-shi sect of Buddhism. Toshodaiji Temple has many buildings dating back to 759 that are National ...

Tourin-in Temple
Tourin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Tsugen-in Temple
Tsugen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Unrin-in Temple
Unrin-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is across the road from the main compound in Kyoto....

Unsho-in Temple
Unsho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unsho-in Tem...

Yakushiji Temple

Yakushiji Temple
Yakushiji Temple is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, in Nara. Yakushiji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the "Historic Monuments...

Yata-dara Temple

Yata-dara Temple
Yata-dara Temple is a Buddhist temple, also know as Yatasan- Kongosenji Temple is famous for its hillside gardens full of hydrangeas. Yata-dara Temple is in Nara....

Yoshimine-dera Temple
Yoshimine-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in western Kyoto, is the 20th temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage. Yoshimine-dera Temple features herbal baths said to help neuralgia suffers, ...

Yotoku-in Temple
Yotoku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto....

Yotoku-in Temple Myoshinji
Yotoku-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Yougen-in Temple

Yougen-in Temple
Yougen-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunate...

Zakke-in Temple
Zakke-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is one of the thirty eight sub temples of Myoshinji Temple which is within the large Myoshinji Temple complex in north eastern Kyoto. Unfortunatel...

Zuiho-in Temple

Zuiho-in Temple
Zuiho-in Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is a sub temple of Daitokuji Temple and is within the same compound in Kyoto. Zuiho-in Temple, established in 1319, features several Japanese gard...

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