4.5 based on 1 reviews
Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.
Phoenix Hall internal worship (50 people capacity: 300 yen in price) Then the white rhinoceros at the Amida Nyorai's forehead (Byakugou= light of the statue of Buddha) is black in the goddess, the light shines per step as you step out of the temple It was. It is mysterious.
In the museum "Byodoin Museum Hoshokan" you can see Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu Statues nearby, or you can see images reproducing the decoration of The Phoenix Hall, and decorations before restoration are on display. You can know the heart of the founder who drew hope in the afterlife 1000 years ago.できればまたゆっくり、そして表門の門前町などゆっくり眺めたいなと思いました。
4.5 based on 146 reviews
Everything in here is very interesting and some of it is very beautiful. It contains items that were in the main temple: buddhas, bells, sutra and decoration. There isn't that much in the way of English descriptions and no photos are allowed, but it was a great place to visit nonetheless.
4.5 based on 117 reviews
Not far from Kyoto, nevertheless there is a temple of which atomosphere is quite different: quiet, restful and unusual. The temple is Obakusan Manpukuji in Uji, near stations Obaku of a JR-line and a Keihan-line. The temple is the main temple of Obaku-shu, one of the three zen branches, founded in 17 century by an invited chinese monk Ingen Ryuki. The temple is a copy of chinese temple of the Ming period. Different buildings and their inscriptions (writings) bring you in an ancient chinese temple and you may feel exotic atomosphere.
I have visited here twice and twice for practicising zazen of the introductory course. It needs a reservation. It was done in the Hohdoh and lasted about one hour with two sessions of 15 minutes, an explanation of techniques and hohwa (on the Buddhist philosophy).
After zazen, I have lunched at the restaurant of the temple where one can enjoy the Futcha cooking, dishes of chinese zen temple, similar to the shozin cooking. I appreciated its taste. I found that doing zazen and having a lunch here were highly compatible.
4 based on 207 reviews
One of several interesting religious complexes sitting quietly in the shadow of the Phoenix, Mimurotoji contains hillside Gardens, a three-tier pagoda, an amidadō, a large hondō, all prefectural level cultural heritage sites dating to the Edo-jidai. The pagoda is actually half-sized. It would make an exciting fort / playhouse for children / midgets.
4 based on 291 reviews
It was a nice walk for an hour from Byodoin Temple and back. There were many tea houses along the way. Try one of the tea tasting workshop and have some snacks there and on the way you could view nice sceneries along the path. This year, we have visited the area by early April but most of the cherry trees were still in the bud stage. Though a bit disappointed, we managed to take some photos along our way and have early lunch at one of the tea houses along the way. Recommended.
4 based on 269 reviews
but at least it's free admission. When related to UNESCO, I was already expecting something wow but it's not a far walk from the main shopping street. If you have some extra time, you can look around and burn off some of those matcha ice cream mochi calories.
4 based on 261 reviews
If you're a big fan of Japanese matcha, this is where you can get quite a big variety of matcha. Uji is famous for its matcha quality and thus, products here won't disappoint even a decent matcha fan. Also, watch out for a matcha ice-cream and matcha ramen, which can also be found along this street.
4 based on 116 reviews
According to the guide book, _Cool Japan_, by Sumili Kajiyama (which is an excellent guide to several places in Japan), this bridge connects the physical to the spiritual, male to female, and creates a melancholic atmosphere. It is lovely to view the town and Mountains from.
4 based on 108 reviews
The Tale of Genji is a book about the Imperial Court in Kyoto during the Heian Period, over a thousand years ago. If you are interested in Japanese Culture, it's a must read as it takes actual events and locations in and around Kyoto and weaves a fictional but accurate tale of the culture at that time. The final chapters take place in Uji, where this small museum is located. If you are a fan of the book, the museum will have value to you.
4 based on 55 reviews
Some five minutes walk uphill from the main street, you could find the nice Koshoji Temple there. You could enter the normal garden free of charge and took photos thereat. In my opinion, the temple area would look more attractive in autumn period with colorful leaves at the background. Anyway, it was a nice stroll around the area.
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