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Horinji Temple, Kyoto

Horinji is one of the 5 head Shingon temples in Kyoto, dating back to 713 AD.

Horinji is one of the 5 head Shingon temples in Kyoto, dating back to 713 AD. The Boddhisatva of infinite space, Akasagarbha, is enshrined in this temple. Located on Mt Arashiyama, the complex offers panoramic views over Kyoto. It looks beautiful in autumn with richly colored Japanese maples, and well arranged lighting at night.


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About Horinji Temple

 Kyoto, Japan

 www2.ocn.ne.jp

Horinji Temple and Nearby Sights on Map

Togetsukyo Bridge

The Togetsukyo or Moon Crossing Bridge across the Hozu river offers great views of the cherry blossoms and autumn colors on Mt Arashiyama

Iwatayama Monkey Park

Shigureden

Tenryū-ji

19th Century Hall

The 19th Century Hall is an unusual museum displaying steam locomotives and pianos

The Museum of Kyoto

Nonomiya Shrine

Arashiyama

Ōkōchi Sansō

The lovely mountain retreat of Ōkōchi Sansō in Arashiyama was the home and garden of Japanese period film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi

Hokyo-in

Hokyo-in is a 11th century Rinzai temple in Arashiyama that has the graves of the court's enemies in the 14th century