All Japanese Temples in Kyoto

Japanese Temples 

Japanese Temples are Buddhist Temples located in Japan. There are some very old Japanese Temple which were established over 1,200 years ago. Today some of these very old wooden temple buildings still survive, however many have been destroyed by lightning, fire, earthquakes, storms or war and have been rebuilt over the years. Still many of these rebuilt temple buildings are hundreds of years old. Many of these very old Japanese Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Japanese Temples or Buddhist Temples are not primarily places of worship like a Christian church or Muslim mosque. That is people don’t go on a regular basis and meet inside the Japanese temple buildings and worship together. The primary purpose of the Japanese Temple is the storage and sometimes display of sacred objects. Buddhists will then come to pray in front of or near these sacred objects.

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    Kinkakuji

    Kinkakuji is the most famous Buddhist temple in Kyoto and probably Japan. Also known as the Golden Pavilion, it is literally covered in gold leaf and is surrounded by beautiful Japanese gardens. Kinkakuji is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site forming part of read more

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    Ryoanji Temple

    Ryoanji Temple features one of the most notable examples of the dry-landscape or zen style Japanese gardens. Ryoanji Temple is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)” listing. The Ryoanji Temple read more

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    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple 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, being particularly popular in cherry blossom season when the main hall is surrounded by a carpet of blossom. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage read more

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    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 part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)” listing.

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    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 was established in 938AD at the foot of Mt Funaoka, but was then relocated to its current read more

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    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 originally the mountain villa, Seikakan, of Minamoto-no-Toru, who was the basis for the “Hikaru Genji” character in the famous “Tale read more

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    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 the look out points in Okochi Sanso.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.