Horinji Temple, Kyoto
Horinji Temple Reviews
嵐山から渡月橋を渡った先、旅館や商店に挟まれた路地から裏山道へ入れました。樹々が陽射しを遮って薄暗い道中には裏門や庭園（入れませんでしたが）らしきものも。 more »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).
도게츠교를 건넜는데 아라시야마 공원에 구경할 것이 없어 무작정 걷다보니 호린지(법륜사)라는 사찰이 눈에 들어왔어요. 긴 계단을 올라 사찰에 도착하니 치쿠린, 텐류지 등과는 달리 너무 한적했어요. 테라스에서 아라시야마 시내를 내려다 보며 쉬었어요. 사찰 내에 동물상들이 몇 개 있었는데 무슨 의미인지 모르겠어요. more »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.
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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