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Adashino Nenbutsu-ji

The temple with 8.000 Buddhist statues in Arashiyama

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Many travelers organize their visit of Arashiyama around Togetsukyo bridge, and to its south with Iwatayama (the monkey mountain) or north into the shopping area and the bamboo forest. Going back further in Sagano in just half an hour walk, you finally arrive in less touristy areas that hide the superb Adashino Nenbutsuji temple.

If Kyoto and its surroundings have hundreds of temples and shrines to offer, the Nenbutsu-ji has a small special feature: its eight thousand Buddhist statues, each arranged as a representation of the dead, since the Heian period. Almost all the area is a tribute to dead souls.

The ride is serene and calm, decorated with beautiful natural colors that I wanted to show through my autumn 🍁 photos.

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By Kanpai Last Updated on August 27, 2020 Adashino Nenbutsu-ji