All Temples in Kita

Kita Temples

Guide to Kita Temples including all the popular temples in Kita. Most temples in Japan are  Buddhist Temples. 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.

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    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 several Japanese gardens including dry landscape garden featuring a Corypha utan tree.

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    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 Toshiie of Kaga, but were later destroyed by fire. The current main buildings were built in Read more [...]

  • 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.

  • Enjoji Temple

    Enjoji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in north eastern Nara. Enjoji Temple is believed to have been established in 756AD. The two oldest structures at Enjoji Temple, which are both designated Important Cultural Properties, are the two story gate built in 1468 and the Hondo in Read more [...]

  • 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.

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    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 Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Unfortunately Daisenin Temple no longer allows photography including ANY cameras in Read more [...]

  • Daiji-in Temple

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

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    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 Yoshino Taiyu. On the 2nd Sunday of April each year, a memorial service featuring beautiful flowers is held for Yoshino Read more [...]

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    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 received this land from Tokugawa Ieyasu. Koetsuji Temple was originally a mortuary for the Honami family, but was converted Read more [...]