Saihou-ji Temple

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

Yoshimine-dera Temple

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"

Horin-ji Temple

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

Oharano Shrine

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