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Jingoji Temple, Kyoto

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Throw your troubles away by hurling an inscribed clay disc from a cliff at Jingoji Temple. Offering a great view from atop a hill at 650 m (2,132 ft) altitude, the most visited Buddhist temple in Takao sits at the end of a 350-step hike up a stone stairway. As you admire the impressive wooden architecture, set in an intensely colored forest, you can alse enjoy panoramic views of a river that meanders through the valley beneath this Shingon shrine. Originally built in 824 CE, most of the present-day structure dates from 1623. Art lovers can admire the temple's statue of Yakushi Nyorai, declared a national treasure, before grabbing a snack at the cafeteria nearby. For Jingoji Temple and beyond, use our Kyoto tour itinerary planner to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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  • It is a famous historical temple in Kaohsiung in the northern part of Kyoto City. It is a vast temple famous as a place where Kobo Daishi trained. It was a long stone step from the parking lot, but the sense of accomplishment that went up was large. It is a place where you can meet a lot of wonderful temple treasures, including the yakushi of the national treasure, and autumn leaves are very famous. I visited in May, but the blue leaves were beautiful, and I was healed on the day of the wheat autumn tree leak.
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  • It takes 50 minutes by bus from Kyoto Station. It is good because it is not crowded unlike Kinkakuji temple etc. It was just a mountain climb! The place where I climbed was a beautiful wide gravel square and many buildings and Buddha. Beer and herring soba at the tea house on the way back! I've thrown away the evil firmly!
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  • Nice temple. In a further away place but nice nature and scenary around. The river and beautiful trees and surroundings is amazing. Temple is dark inside with Buddhist shrines and idols inside and looks pretty around the outside. I found the temple behind this main temple to be quite interesting, being red and matching the autumn leaves during my time of visit.
  • Lonely Planet....you finally delivered. This made my whole trip to Kyoto worthwhile. I felt such calm here. Truly magical experience. Great to get away from the insanity of the popular temples in Kyoto. Oh...and I threw some clay discs into the valley!
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