All Autumn Leaves in Higashiyama

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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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    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 always belonged to the Imperial family. Shorenin Temple features two observatories that provide excellent views of the city of Kyoto. Read more [...]

  • 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 established in 1606 by the widow of Toyotomi Hideyoshi as a place to pray for late husband. Kodaiji Read more [...]

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    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 which today is next to Maruyama Park in Kyoto. Chion-in Temple features the largest surviving Sanmon Read more [...]

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    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 original 53. Tofukuji Temple is famous for its main gate (sanmon) which is the oldest in Japan Read more [...]

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    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 by Saicho at the request of Emperor Kammu. The principle artifact is an image of Kannon Bosatsu, which hisorically Read more [...]