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  Lanterns at Saimyoji Temple
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      Lanterns at Saimyoji Temple
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      Saimyoji Temple
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Saimyoji Temple was originally established by a disciple of Kobo Daishi (Priest Kukai) as a part of Jingoji Temple during the Heian Period. It became a separate temple in 1290. The Shakamuni statue inside is an important cultural treasure.

The temple is small, but the bridge leading to it and the lanterns outside are beautiful. The real reason to visit is simply because it is located along the path between Jingoji Temple and Kozanji Temple in Takao, so you will pass it on the way from one to the other. The area is one of Kyoto's best places to view the autumn foliage, and it is slightly removed from the city, so you are truly out in nature! Saimyoji, the other temples, onsen, and the leaves together are what makes coming here so memorable!

Website: http://aquadina.com/kyoto/spot/9101/

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  • Written Sep 28, 2010
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