All Temples in Sakyo

Sakyo Temples

Guide to Sakyo Temples including all the popular temples in Sakyo. 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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    Ginkakuji Temple – Silver Pavilion

    Gіnkаkuјі, аlsо knоwn аs Јіshојі, іs а Rіnzаі Ζеn tеmрlе іn nоrth-еаst Κуоtо. Gіnkаkuјі Теmрlе іs реrhарs thе ріnnасlе оf thе kіnd оf Јараnеsе аеsthеtіс knоwn аs wаbі sаbі, tуріfіеd bу rеstrаіnt, еlеgаnсе аnd а sеnsе оf trаnsіеnсе. Ginkakuji is a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty and is a Read more [...]

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    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 Zenrinji Temple is a classic Japanese Temple.

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    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 gardens including a dry garden and a pond within a strolling garden.

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    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 Kaisan Shonin.

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    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 and ponds. This tranquil temple was established in 1641 by the poet Ishikawa Prefecture Jozan, who actually Read more [...]

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    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 its current site in Sakyo Ward Kyoto. Seikenji Temple features some pretty red and orange Autumn leaves in late November.

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    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 leaves. Nanzenji Temple is close to Kyoto’s Philosopher’s Walk.

  • 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 year old pine tree.

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    Kurama Temple

    Kurama Temple was founded in 770AD on Mt Kurama north of Kyoto, is most famous for its part in the Kurama Fire Festival that takes place every year in October. Kurama Temple is a designated National Treasure.

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    Kounji Temple

    Kounji Temple is a Buddhist temple, which was originally established in Osaka Prefecture in 1280 then transferred to Nanzenji, Kyoto in 1664. Kounji Temple features a beautiful Chisan Kaiyu-shiki garden (garden that features a path around a pond).