The Eikan-do Temple is the headquarters of the Seizan branch of the Jōdoshū Buddhist sect, and features an unusual wooden statue of the Amida Buddha, Mikaeri Amida, that looks to the right rather than facing forward. The temple grounds also feature a Tahoto pagoda which has several Buddhist paintings, and a lake.
48 Eikandocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8445, Japan
Nearest Transit: Keage (Line: Tozai)
Eikandō Temple and Nearby Attractions on Map
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