Adashino Nenbutsu Temple

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A temple famous for "Sento Kuyo", a memorial service for the dead who have no relatives

The Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple began when Kukai (Kobo Daishi) founded the Gochisan-Nyorai-ji Temple. After that, it became the Nenbutsu dojo of Honen Shonin and became the name of the temple. "Adashino" means empty. And there are wishes to be reborn in this world and to travel back and forth in the Pure Land. Thousand lights memorial service with thousand candles for the thousand  Muenbotoke enshrined on the riverside of "Sai" in the precincts is known as a summer feature of Kyoto.

The pictures shows "Sai no Kawara" (the riverbed of Sai). It is full of thirteen-storied pagodas, stone Buddhist images and stone pagodas. It is the tomb of the people buried in the ancient area, and after many years it has become Muenbutsu.

Adashino Nenbutsu Temple



17 Adashino-cho, Saga-toriimoto, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi

5 minutes’ walk from Toriimoto Kyoto Bus Stop

9am-4.30pm (last entry) *vary depending on the season.
Admission: 500 yen

Closing dates : Open year round

WEBSITE : http://www.nenbutsuji.jp/