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Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple, Kyoto: 1 reviews and 5 photos
Adashino Nenbutsuji Temple was established by the Priest Kukai originally as a Shingon Buddhist temple. Kukai buried a thousand Buddhist statues here, and those that you see in the temple grounds are what was excavated from the area, and there are nearly 8,000! Each represents a person who died and was not able to receive a proper burial. It is impressive to walk among them.
The temple today belongs to the Jodo sect and dates back to 1712. Aside from all of the statues, there is a stupa resembling those found in India and a path alligned by a bamboo grove that takes you up to the cemetary. It is much more peaceful (but also smaller) than the more famous bamboo grove south in the heart of Arashiyama.
Entrance is 500 yen.
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