This temple is the small temple which there is in the northern part of Arashiyama.
The chief priest of this temple was the sculptor who dealt with the restoration of a lot of Buddhist images in famous Sanjusangen-do Temple.
“If there is even a feeling to pray for, anyone can make a Buddhist image.”
All the Buddhist images in this temple are handmade Buddhist images by the general worshiper, and more than 1,200 Buddhist images are worshiped in this temple.
All Buddhist images are very individual.
- About Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
- 1,200 Buddhist images
- Individual Buddhist image!
- Goshuin of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
- How to get to Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji (Japanese: 愛宕念仏寺) is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan.
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was founded by Empress Shōtoku in the middle of the eighth century. Though was destroyed by the flooding of the Kamo River, it was rebuilt as an offshoot of Enryaku-ji, a nearby temple. In the 13th century, it was again destroyed during a civil war. The temple was moved to its current location in 1922, later suffering typhoon damage in 1950.
The gate of the temple contains two fierce-looking Nio statues. Inside the temple are more than 1200 rakan, stone statues representing the disciples of Buddha. These statues, in keeping withrakan traditions, are generally humorous. The sculptures were donated in 1981 in honor of the refurbishment of the temple. Most were carved by amateurs, taught by sculptor Kocho Nishimura.
Open：8:00~16:45(The entrance gate closes at 5:00 p.m.)
Admission fee：300 yen（Chirdren are free）
Adress：2-5, Sagatoriimoto Fukatanicho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8439, Japan
The main hall of this temple is rebuilt in the Kamakura era, and this is the important cultural property of the country.
A principal idol of this temple is Senju Kannon (the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy with a thousand arms).
The highlight of this temple is 1,200 Buddhist images.
All Buddhist images are very individual. (○´艸｀)
Besides this, there are a lot of individual Buddhist images.
Please look for your favorite Buddhist image. (○´艸｀)
Nearest station of Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple is Keifuku Railway Arashiyama Station or JR Arashiyama Station.
It’s about 30-minute walk from nearest station.
I recommended that you take a bus or use a rent-a-bicycle.
■The timetable of the Kyotobus(Hankyu Arashiyama Station bus terminal departure)
・Bus routes are “62 or 64 or 72 or 94”. (You get on the Bus To Kiyotaki, and get off at “Otagideramae bus stop”.) The fare is 230 yen for one-way.
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