Saihō-ji (西芳寺) is a Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple located in Matsuo, Nishikyō Ward, Kyoto, Japan. The temple, which is famed for its moss garden, is commonly referred to as "Koke-dera" (苔寺), meaning "moss temple", while the formal name is "Kōinzan Saihō-ji" (洪隠山西芳寺). The temple, primarily constructed to honor Amitabha, was
Matsunoo-taisha (松尾大社 "Matsunoo Grand Shrine", formerly Matsunoo-jinja 松尾神社) is a Shinto shrine located at the far western end of Shijo Street, approximately 1.3 kilometers south of the Arashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan. It is home to a spring at the base of the mountain, Arashiyama, that is believed to be
Yoshimine-dera (善峯寺) is a temple of the Tendai school of Buddhism in the western ward of Nishikyō-ku, in Kyoto. It is built on the western hills (Nishiyama) overlooking the city. It was founded in 1029 by Gensan. The main image is a statue of thousand-armed Kannon. Notable features include the "Gliding Dragon"
Hōrin-ji (法輪寺, the ‘temple of the Dharma Wheel’) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The honorary sangō prefix is Chifuku-san (智福山). The temple is said to have been constructed by Gyōki in 713 AD, and was originally named Kadonoi-dera (葛井寺). It is dedicated to Ākāśagarbha, the
Ōhorano Shrine (大原野神社 Ōharano jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Ōhorano is dedicated to the Fujiwara tutelary kami, Amenokoyane, who was said to have assisted in the founding of the state. The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor