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.
Nearest Transit: Uzumasa Tenjingawa (Line: Tozai)
Horinji Temple and Nearby Attractions on Map
19th Century Hall(0.9 km)
The 19th Century Hall is an unusual museum displaying steam locomotives and pianos.
Adashino Nenbutsu-ji(2.2 km)
Adashino Nenbutsu-ji is a 9th century Buddhist temple established by the famous priest Kukai for praying for the dead.
Ōkōchi Sansō(1 km)
The lovely mountain retreat of Ōkōchi Sansō in Arashiyama was the home and garden of Japanese period film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi.
Daikakuji Temple(2 km)
The Daikakuji was the villa of Emperor Saga that was converted into a Shingon Buddhist temple in 876 AD.
Gio-ji Temple(1.7 km)
Gio-ji is a small Shingon temple with a moss garden.
Hokyo-in is a 11th century Rinzai temple in Arashiyama that has the graves of the court's enemies in the 14th century.
Iwatayama Monkey Park(0.2 km)
Jojakkoji Temple(1.3 km)
The Jojakkoji Temple is known for its autumn colors.
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