Konkai Komyo-ji Temple


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Prime location overlooking the cityscape

It is said that this is the first Buddhist temple established by Honen, the important Buddhist priest.  Locals more affectionately call the temple Kurodani-san.  At the end of the Edo period (1600-1868), Katamori Matsudaira, a samurai from northern Japan, assumed the position of secretary-general in Kyoto and had his base established at this location.  The three-story pagoda was constructed to be dedicated to the second Tokugawa shogun, Hidetada.  Inside of the pagoda, sits a statue of Monju Bosatsu and Wakisamurai, sculpted by Unkei.  The San-mon Gate, Amida-do Hall, three-story pagoda and 18 sub-temples stand in the large precinct.  The temple’s “Shiun no Niwa” garden is open in autumn only to the public.


Name Konkai Komyo-ji Temple
Address 121 Kurodani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075–771-2204
Hours 9:00-16:00; Admission free in the precinct.
URL http://www.kurodani.jp
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013