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Jingo-ji Temple神護寺


A Koyosan Shingon Buddhist temple located in Ukyo Ward in Kyoto City. The temple is also located in in the center of Mt. Takao in the Atago Mountain Range. Founded by the nobleman Wake no Kiyomaro, the famed priest Kukai served here for 14 years starting in 809. The Daishido Hall was a reconstruction of the residence where Kukai lived. Built in a residential style, it is a designated Important Cultural Property. The temple’s principle object of worship, a standing figure of the Healing Buddha, is a National Treasure and aside from the painted red lips and black eyebrows and eyes is bar wood. The temple houses numerous Buddhist artworks and cultural properties, such as the standing figures of the Five Major Kokuzo Bosatsu in the two-tier pagoda as well as a temple bell regarded as one of the three most famous in Japan. Visitors can also enjoy throwing an earthenware plate, a tradition to ward away evil, in front of the Jizoin hall.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Umegahata Kaohsiung-cho 5

phone 0758611769


Review of Jingoji Temple

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Reviewed:2016/12/27 Worth every step
It particularly worthy of visit in the late fall during foliage. There are a lot of steps & stairs just to get the temple. There are 3 main temples for a good day trips to Takao, & the buses by JR...
Reviewed:2016/11/19 Momoji !!!
Autumum leaves of jingoji temples are beautiful !

Currently autumn is full of tourists ...

So if you prefer fewer people ...
Better to avoid autumum leaves season .
Reviewed:2016/11/04 Paradise in the middle of mountain
It is definitely worth climbing. Suddenly, a big gate and temple appears at the top of mountain and huge. Also, this is a famous place of autumn colors. It locates outside of Kyoto and takes an...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Umegahata Kaohsiung-cho 5 [map]



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[Admission fee to worship]Adults600yen, Elementary School Students300yen
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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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