Nisonin

Nison-in is a Tendai Buddhist temple complex in Kyoto, Japan. It is famous for its twin images of Shaka and Amida and a popular destination during the Japanese maple viewing season. Japan web magazine’s recommend Nisonin DATA Address: 27 Saganisonin Monzenchojincho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8425 Japan Access: City Bus …

Chusonji

  Hiraizumi, Chusonji temple Chusonji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. It is the main temple of the Tendai sect in the Tohoku (northeastern Japan). It was founded in 850 by En-nin.   Konjikido (Golden Hall) is one of two buildings that survive from the original …

Kiyomizudera

Kiyomizudera Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It was founded in the late Nara period (778) on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills by Enchin (延鎮), and the temple takes its name from the waterfall. “Kiyomizu” means clear water in Japanese. In 1994, the …

Horyuji

  The world’s oldest wooden building Horyu-ji (法隆寺) is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga (斑鳩), in the northwestern part of Nara (奈良)Prefecture, Japan. It was founded by the Emperor’s son, Prince Regent Shotoku (聖徳太子)(574-622), and its full name is Horyu Gakumon-ji (法隆学問寺), or Learning Temple of the Flourishing Law, named …

Mirokuji temple

Mirokuji temple Nakatacho, Tomeshi, Miyagi.         Japan web magazine’s recommend Mirokuji temple (みろくじ) DATA Address: Kaminuma, nakatacho, tomeshi, Miyagi Transport: From JR Tohoku honsen Ishigoe st.(東北本線石越駅) 20min By Car / 30min from Tohoku shinkansen Kurikoma kogen St. Phone: 0220-34-6763 Mirokuji temple