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 Kokedera (Moss Temple) requires an application in advance. Saihoji Temple, in Kyoto, is designated as a Special Place of Read more [...]
Guide to Nishikyo Temples including all the popular temples in Nishikyo. 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.
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, given the temple the common name of Neuralgia Temple. While Yoshimine-dera Temple does feature some cherry blossom, it is most famous for Read more [...]
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 creates a mystical atmosphere for your walk along the narrow path towards the temple gate. The temple Read more [...]
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 covered Japanese garden and views of Kyoto city. Kegonji Temple is very popular when the monks are providing entertaining talks. Read more [...]