Bishamondo Shorinji Temple毘沙門堂 勝林寺
This sub-temple on the grounds of Tofukuji Temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City enshrines an image of Bishamonten. Normally, only groups can view it by appointment. However, special viewings for the public are held in spring and autumn, when many visitors come. They also hold zazen meditation and Buddhist scripture copying workshops.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Honmachi 15-795 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)
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- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Honmachi 15-795 [ map ]
- [General admission] Adult 800 yen, small medium and high 500 yen (group only)
[Zen meditation experience] Adult 1000 yen, high school student 800 yen, junior high school student 700 yen, elementary school student 600 yen ※ reservation required [shooting experience] 1500 yen * reservation required
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Kyoto Main Areas
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.