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Myoken-ji temple

妙顕寺
Area North
Category Temple

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Myoken-ji temple is head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism. the temple is also known as a one of the "Sangusokuzan"(Three Complete Temples of Nichizo(*1)) along with Ryuhon-ji temple and Myokaku-ji temple. After it was built in 1321, it changed locations and was rebuilt many times because of civil wars and oppression. It burned down in a fire in 1788. but was rebuilt again in 1834 and still stands today.….

(*1)Nichizo - one of Nichiren's(the founder of Nichiren Buddhism) disciples

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Daimon gate

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A stone path goes straight to the main temple after you pass the Daimon gate.

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Main hall of Myoken-ji temple. Life-sized images of "Nichiren", "Nichiro" and "Nichizo" are enshrined here.

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This is a big temple, but not many tourists visit it.
In the spring, the weeping cherries in full blossom look extremely beautiful, making it one of those out-of-the-way sightseeing spots that only insiders know about.

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Address 514 Myokenjimaecho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都市上京区寺之内通新町西入妙顯寺前町514
Tel 075-414-0808
Open 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m. (winter 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.)
Admission (garden - 500yen)
URL http://shikaishodo.com/index.html
Access 10 minute walk from Subway Imadegawa
5 minute walk from City Bus Stop Teranouchi
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