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Horinji Temple, Kyoto

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#108 of 610 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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  • I crossed the Togetsu bridge from Arashiyama, and i went from the alley between the inn and the shop to the back mountain path. Trees block out the sun, and on the dim road, there are some things that look like back gates and gardens (i.e. not allowed in).
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  • I crossed the Togetsu Bridge and walked to Arashiyama Park, so I noticed a temple called Horinji (Law-Ae) that I had to walk to. The room was very clean and comfortable. We had a great time at the terrace overlooking arashiyama city. There were a few fauna in the temple, but I don't know what that means.
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  • A very quiet and not popularly visited temple. "Constructed by Gyōki in 713 AD, and was originally named Kadonoi-dera (葛井寺). It is dedicated to Ākāśagarbha, the bodhisattva of the boundless space." It is one of the Thirteen Buddhist Sites of Kyoto. From what I could surmise from my visit and the Kanji I read, the temple has to do with electricity. So you might pay a visit to such a temple if you are performing electrical work, or are an electrician etc. to pray for the development of all electric related business relating to electricity, radio waves, electronics, and for no accidents relating to these (safety).
  • One of the most beautiful and least visited places in Arashiyama. The side-entrance is also worth walking up from.
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