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Bukko-ji temple

佛光寺(ぶっこうじ)
Area Central
Category Temple

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Bukko-ji temple is a Buddhist temple of of the Bukkoji School of Jodo Shinshu Sect, located in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city. its Sango(honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple’s name) is 'Jukoku-san'. This temple has its origins in a thatched hut built by Shinran-Shonin, the founder of the sect, in 1212 in Yamashina, Kyoto. The temple’s name was later on changed from ‘Koryu Shobo-ji temple’ to ‘Amida Bukko-ji temple’ and was moved to the place where it is currently found in 1586. The street facing North of the temple is called Bukko-ji-dori. Located at the center of Kyoto, it is easily accesible and admission is free.

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Hondo(Main hall) of the Bukko-ji temple
Amidabutsu(the statue of Amitabha Buddha) is enshrined in the Hondo.

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Daishi-do (Great Priest's Hall) of Bukko-ji temple
Shinran-Shonin-zazo (the seated statue of Shinran Shonin) is enshrined here.

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(Left)Shoro(bell tower) of Bukko-ji temple
(Right)Goeidomon gate of Bukko-ji temple
Entrance facing Takakura-dori street at the East side of Bukko-ji temple.

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In the spring, the weeping cherries planted in commemoration by the Imperial family bloom beautifully.

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Address 397 Shinkaicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都府京都市下京区新開町397
Tel 075-341-3321
Open 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Admission free
URL http://www.bukkoji.or.jp/english/
Access 3 minute walk from Subway Shijo Station
3 minute walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station
6 minute walk from City Bus Stop ShijoKarasuma
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