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Seiryoji Temple, Kyoto: 1 reviews and 3 photos

  Seiryoji's Fu Daishi Statue
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  • Seiryoji's Fu Daishi Statue - Kyoto
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  • Seiryoji's Tahoto Pagoda - Kyoto
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Seiryoji is where Minamoto no Toru, the man said to be the inspiration behind the character Genji in the Tales of Genji, lived in a villa here and is buried here. The temple was established here in order to house a precious Shaka statue brought by the Chinese Priest Chonen from India.

Most of the temple was reconstructed in 1701. The grounds feature a Tahoto Pagoda, pond, and a beautiful sculpture of Fu Daishi, a famous Chinese Priest, with his sons.

Phone: +81 75-861-0343

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  • Written Oct 1, 2010
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