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Gyogan-ji temple

行願寺(ぎょうがんじ)
Area Central
Category Temple

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Gyogan-ji temple, Sango(honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name) is “Reiyusan”, located in Ichijo Ogawa area of Kamigyo-ku (Teramachi between Oike-dori street and Marutamachi-dori street) was founded in 1004 by the monk “Gyoen Syonin”.
Gyogan-ji temple is also known as 19th temple of the 33 Kannon Pilgrimage Route of western Japan.

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The temple’s popular name “Kodo”, literally leather hall, is come from the fact that “Gyoen Syonin” was known as “Kawa-no-hijiri”(the leather saint). He had inadvertently killen a pregnant deer. He had deeply regretted and he always was wearing the deer’s skin to pity the deer.

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Chintaku-Reifu-Shin(the god who controls charm)

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(left)Aizendo hall
(right)Shoro(bell tower)

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Statue of Seven Deities of Good Fortune

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Hyakutai Zizoson(100 Buddhist guardian angels)

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Gyogan-ji temple is in the middle of Kyoto city, on a street busy with shops. It’s also  near the southeast corner of Kyoto Gyoen.

Address 17 Gyoganji Monzen-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都市中京区寺町通竹屋町上ル行願寺門前町17
Tel 075-211-2770
Open 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Admission free
Access 3 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kawaramachi-Marutamachi
15 minute walk from Keihan Marutamachi Station
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