In the midst of the Teramachi area, which has more than 70 Buddhist temples, this particular one is dedicated to Imohori ... More
In the midst of the Teramachi area, which has more than 70 Buddhist temples, this particular one is dedicated to Imohori Togoro, the Nara era potato digger who was responsible for naming Kanazawa. Statues of himself and his wife are in the precincts, as well as at his grave. The temple has a noteworthy legacy from the Heian era: a copper image of Amida replete with gold plate embellishment.
Kinkaku ji is probably Kyoto's most famous and certainly most photographed temple garden. The three story Chinese Zen influenced Golden
Pavilion has delicately curving roofs and the walls and eaves of the second and third stories are covered with ...
Ryōan ji (Ryoanji Temple) is the world's most famous Zen stone garden dating back to the 15th Century. Fifteen rocks
are arranged in five groups within a walled rectangle of raked white gravel, perhaps representing the ocean or infinity. ...
Once an imperial palace (Himuro Gosho) became the head provincial nunnery. Hokke ji was established as a convent in 747
by Empress Komyo, who was the wife of Emperor Shomu. She had inherited the place from Fubito Fujiwara, her ...