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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple

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4.3 (1334)

17番地 Sagatoriimoto Adashinochō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8436, Japan

Serene hilltop Buddhist temple featuring thousands of carved stone memorial statues.

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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Kam Hoe Chaw (Super Good) 2 months ago

This is a beautiful and quite place to visit. The bamboo path is beautiful and not crowded. Gardens and trees around make the place very peaceful. Take note that some of the locations are for after life.

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T Tangkoskul 2 months ago

A small temple famous for 8000 Rankan stone statues said to be founded by Kukai in the 8th century. Kukai is one of the most influential monks in Japanese history, who also founded Mt. Koya. The 8,000 Rankans were scattered around the temple area. They were dedicated to the lost soul (death perosn without a grave), then later been collected and placed together on the temple ground as it is today. The temple is on a hill, and you can see Kyoto Tower from the temple. There is beautiful bamboo grove at the back of the temple. Overall, this temple is worth visiting and should only take less than 45 mins to explore. The ticket is 300 JPY, and usually there are not too many tourists.

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Choo HengHeng 4 months ago

It's not a large temple, but it has peaceful vibes . Less tourists, and I can enjoy myself slowing down my pace . You can take pictures with the bamboo forest without the crowd . There is an entrance fee of ¥500 and it's worth it .

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Wisanu Tuntawiroon 4 months ago

Nestled in the idyllic countryside of Kyoto, Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple is a slice of history that leaves a profound impact on its visitors. This Buddhist temple, renowned for its collection of more than 8,000 intricately carved memorial stones, offers a deeply moving experience that pays homage to the departed souls of the past. The temple's tranquil atmosphere further amplifies the haunting beauty of the memorial stones. Surrounded by tall cedar trees, Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple creates a soothing sanctuary where visitors can find solace amidst the chaos of everyday life. The gentle rustling of leaves and the faint scent of incense contribute to an immersive experience, evoking a sense of reverence and peace.

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Eddie G. 4 months ago

The perfect day? Splurge ($14 usd) on an early morning taxi to Adashino N-Temple. 9am opening and be there for that. The early morning picture opportunities are perfect which include their "minii" bamboo forest which is where you can get your private picture opps. This then allows you to stroll down the Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street and into the Arashiyama Bamboo Forst and the park. Next enter the Tenryu-ji which is a top 3 temple in all of Kyoto and the surronding areas. So you have just saved all the time of backtracking and started at the upper end and finished all of that by 11-11:30am. Beat the crowds and then got to the main street vendor avenue of Arashiyama when all the restaurants are now open for lunch. Spend the next few hours walking along this main street and seeing the famous Togetsukyo Bridge and the final tip is to pay the $ 250 yen cheap price to take the special Arashiyama special street car like train back into town in Kyoto. Can walk from there (30 min but nice markets and restaurant areas to stop into) or take a taxi back to Gion. A truly amazing day starting with this area near the Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple.