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Hokoji Temple, Kyoto

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#118 of 605 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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  • It was a Buddhist temple with a huge Temple covers a large area including the toyokuni shrine now, Kyoto National Museum, Myoho-a 19-metre Buddha were enshrined. Unfortunately faded after the collapse of the Toyotomi and the Buddha is collapsed in the earthquake of the mid-17th century. There is a big stone wall street, on the ceiling of the Bell Tower remain clear and color you can imagine prosperity at that time.
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  • It is famous for temple & nation. It is a Bell ichamon for Ieyasu, asked me side by side. Woah just big stones in the stone wall of Hideyoshi's.
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  • Huge beautiful bell. Small place not really worth going out of your way for but a definitely visit if you're nearby. We stayed only a block away and visited a few times in our week here. Nice peaceful place.
  • ** Hokoji Temple 方広寺 This temple belongs to Tendai Sect of Buddhism. It was originally built to store Daibutsu Statue ( Gigantic Stature of Buddha ) to which Toyotomi Hideyoshi made his wishes. The temple has the 2nd biggest temple bell in Kyoto after the one in Chion-in. If you take a close look at the fine detaiols on the bell it has a lot of letters curved on its surface. ( Trans-word+ TGM Kyoto Guide )
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