Daikyō-ji (題経寺), popularly known as Shibamata Taishakuten (柴又帝釈天), is a Nichiren-shū Buddhist temple in Katsushika, Tokyo. Founded in 1629, the main image is of Taishakuten. In 1996 the Ministry of the Environment designated the temple and its ferryboat as one of the 100 Soundscapes of Japan. In...
Kōdai-ji (高台寺, Kōdai-ji), formally identified as Jubuzan Kōdai-ji (鷲峰山高台寺, Jubuzan Kōdai-ji), is a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan—the largest sub-temple of the Kennin-ji branch. It was established in 1606 by the nun Kōdai-in (often known by the title...
Eikandō Zenrinji (永観堂禅林寺) is the head temple for the Seizan branch of Japan's Jōdo-shū (Pure Land) Buddhist sect, located in Kyoto, Sakyō-ku. It was founded by Shinshō, a pupil of Kūkai, and is famous for its fall foliage and for its prominence in the pas
Official website of Natadera Temple (那谷寺) founded 1,300 years ago and dedicated to the sacred mountain Mt Hakusan. Komatsu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, near Kaga Onsen Hot Springs. Famous for Umarekiyomaru Tainai-kuguri, strange rock formations, moss and au
Tōchōji (東長寺) is the head temple of the Shingon Buddhism Kyushu sect is named Nangakuzan. It is dedicated to a famous monk called Kobo-Daishi (Kukai). According to tradition, Kobo-Daishi set up this temple when he returned from China and prayed for the ea
Kuon-ji (久遠寺) is a major Buddhist temple in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Founded by Nichiren in 1281, it is today the head temple of Nichiren Shū. While the Ikegami Honmon-ji in Tokyo is also the Nichiren sect's administrative centre, Kuon-ji today plays
Seihaku-ji (清白寺), is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Myōshin-ji branch of the Rinzai school of Japanese Zen Buddhism, located in the city of Yamanashi, Japan. Its main image is a statue of Shaka Nyōrai.
Takahata Fudōson Kongōji Temple (高幡不動尊金剛寺) is the head temple of the Shingon sect of Chiyama, one of the three major Fudō in the Kantō region. It is also the family temple of Hijikata Toshizo, a leader of the Shinsengumi (in Japanese and English).
Hōgon-in (大亀山 宝厳院 Daikameyama hōgon'in), a subtemple of the Rinzai Zen head temple Tenryū-ji, was established in 1461 with support from the estate of Hosokawa Yoriyuki (1329-1392), a noted deputy of the shogun during the Muromachi period (1336-1573). Zen
Bishamon-dō Temple (毘沙門堂門跡) is a temple of the Tendai School of Buddhism just over the Higashiyama Mountains from Kyoto in the suburb of Yamashina. It is named Bishamondo Temple because it enshrines one of the Seven Lucky Gods, Bishamonten.
Nanzen-ji (南禅寺, Nanzen-ji), or Zuiryusan Nanzen-ji, formerly Zenrin-ji (禅林寺, Zenrin-ji), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. Emperor Kameyama established it in 1291 on the site of his previous detached palace. It is also the headquarters of the Nanzen-ji b
Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂, thirty-three ken hall) is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan. The temple was founded in 1164 by Taira no Kiyomori for the cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa. It is officially known as Renge
Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) is the head temple for the Seizan branch of Japan's Jōdo-shū (Pure Land) Buddhist sect, located in Kyōto, Sakyō-ku. It was founded by Shinshō, a pupil of Kūkai, and is famous for its fall foliage and for its prominence in the p
Enkōji (延光寺) is a Chisan Shingon temple in Sukumo, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Temple 39 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of healing and medicine. The temple is said to have been founded by Gyōki in the fir