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Hyakumanben Chionji Temple (Hyakumanben-san) (百萬遍知恩寺(百萬遍さん))

Temple

Located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, this is one of the head temples of Pure Land Buddhism. After a great earthquake in 1331 resulted in an outbreak of disease, the priest Zenna Kuen made one million prayers for the disease to be alleviated, after which Emperor Go-Daigo granted the temple the title of “Hyakumanben” (“one million prayers”). The temple is the site of many structures designated Important Cultural Properties, including the so-keyaki-zukuri style Image Hall, Amitabha Hall, and Gautama Buddha Hall. A market dedicated to handmade items is also held on the temple grounds every month on the 15th, with some 300 stalls selling handmade goods.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Tanakamonzenchou 103 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757819171
place

9:00-16:30

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Details

Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Tanakamonzenchou 103 [map]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0757819171
Hours
9:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.