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Otani Mausoleum, Kyoto: 3 reviews and 8 photos

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The Otani Honbyo is the mausoleum dedicated to Shinran Shonin (1173-1263), the founder of Shin Buddhist tradition and one of the most important figures in Japanese religion.

The Otani Mausoleum now occupies an area of nearly 20 acres incl the cemetery behind. The main hall is dedicated to Amida Buddha. The area above the nothern gate is famous since ancient times as a cremetion site and burial ground. It's covered with over 15 000 tombs.

Directions: Enter the Otani mausoleum through the gate in the park on the corner of Gojo-dori and Higashioji-dori.

The path through the cemetery leads to Kiyomizu dera temple.

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  • Written Nov 18, 2006
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