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Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Kyoto

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Eikando Zenrinji Temple provides a contemplative natural environment for the worshippers, monks, and tourists who pay visits to meditate and offer daily prayers. This Buddhist temple of the Jodu-shu sect dates back to the turn of the 10th century and has been gradually built and rebuilt over the centuries. Climb the temple's tower to appreciate the best views of landscaped raked-sand gardens and Japanese maple trees. Don't miss the famous Amida Buddha statue, which allegedly looked over its shoulder at a slow-moving monk during a ritual in 1082 and stayed in that position ever since. Make Eikando Zenrinji Temple a part of your Kyoto vacation plans using our Kyoto visit planner.
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  • This is probably the most beautiful of all the temples in Kyoto. They will give you a plastic bag. No shoes are allowed to be worn inside. (No trash can is available at the end either, you are... 
    This is probably the most beautiful of all the temples in Kyoto. They will give you a plastic bag. No shoes are allowed to be worn inside. (No trash can is available at the end either, you are...  more »
  • This shrine is particularly very popular during the momijis season in fall. The colors are so bright, the garden,the pond, little waterfall... beautiful setting. 
    This shrine is particularly very popular during the momijis season in fall. The colors are so bright, the garden,the pond, little waterfall... beautiful setting.  more »
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  • Beautiful site with impressive stairwells designed more than 400 years ago and revitalized for today. Very few photo opportunities but plenty of beautiful vistas. Goushuine available.
  • This temple is called "momiji no Eikando ". Yes,the view of maple leaves is really awesome!!

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