Saturday, April 5, 2014

Shorin-in Temple in Ohara Kyoto

Shorin-in Temple in Ohara is next to the must see Sanzen-in and other great temples. If you take bus 17 from Kyoto Station to Ohara Bus Stop it is an hour ride. Ohara takes a little while to get to but it is worth the travel up there by bus. Founded in 1013 by Jakugen to used as a training hall for the Tendai Sect of Buddhism. The main Hondo Hall seen below was reconstructed in 1778. Admission is 300 Yen.

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It was raining on and off that day...

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That is the belfry, it is a Culture Property...

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The main Buddha image inside the Hondo...

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The woodwork above the entrance to the Hondo was impressive

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