Konkai Komyo-ji Temple
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|
|Hours||9:00-16:00; Admission free in the precinct.|
- EAST AREA
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