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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.
The Togetsukyo or Moon Crossing Bridge across the Hozu river offers great views of the cherry blossoms and autumn colors on Mt Arashiyama
The 19th Century Hall is an unusual museum displaying steam locomotives and pianos
The lovely mountain retreat of Ōkōchi Sansō in Arashiyama was the home and garden of Japanese period film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi
Hokyo-in is a 11th century Rinzai temple in Arashiyama that has the graves of the court's enemies in the 14th century