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    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 of Genji”. After the death of Minamoto-no-Toru, the villa was converted to a temple known as Sikaji Temple, which was later named Seiryo-ji Temple. Seiryo-ji Temple features a very large and impressive gate, a two story pagoda, Japanese garden and trees which feature some stunning red and orange Autumn leaves. The main object of enshrinement in the temple is a life sized image of Shakyamuni Tathagata, which was installed in 945AD. Seiryo-ji Temple is sited in Saga District Kyoto, close to several other temples which also very popular for their displays of Autumn leaves.

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