A touching temple at the top of the Arashiyama sightseeing district, you’ll find 8000 Buddhist statues here placed in memory of those who died without kin.
Thousands of Little Buddhas © neekohfi
If you’ve walked the whole Arashiyama tourist trail from Tenryu-ji Temple to this distant mountain end of the road, you’ll find yourself at the base of the steps leading up to Adashino-Nembutsu-ji Temple, a temple dedicated to the repose of souls who have died without families to remember them. On the evenings of 23 and 24 August, a ceremony is held in which candles are lit throughout the grounds.
17 Adashino-cho, Sagatoriimoto, Ukyo-ku
High and junior high school students: \400
Elementary school students and younger: Free
Non-smoking area:: Yes
40min walk from Arashiyama Station, Keifuku Arashiyama line
Official Website (Japanese)
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