Famous for its moss garden which was the forerunner of the more accessible one at Ginkakuji. Established by Prince Shotoku, ... More
Koke-dera Saiho-ji Temple
Famous for its moss garden which was the forerunner of the more accessible one at Ginkakuji. Established by Prince Shotoku, although its early history is not clear, it is known that Kokushi Muso was ordered to live here when he was the state's Rinzai Zen instructor, and he proceeded to redo the temple around 1339. All the garden elements, from the tree roots, the stones, the lake and of course the ubiquitous moss, make your visit worth the advance planning.
This massive 12th century temple was established by the priest Honen [1133 1212] in 1175 as the headquarters of the
Jodo (Pure Land Sect) school of Buddhism. The visitor enters Chion in through the largest temple gate in Japan ...
A large walled complex of Zen temples, and sub temples originating in the fourteenth century, which have undergone extensive restoration
and rebuilding over time. Daitokuji is famed for the aesthetic beauty of its gardens and four of them are ...
Originally built in the fourteenth century and moved to its present location after World War Two, the Nichiren affiliated Myomanji
has superb views of Mount Hiei. A modern copy of the stupa at Bodh Gaya, the place of the ...
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