Shrines & Temples

Horin-ji Temple



Horin-ji Temple

Pray to 8,000 daruma dolls for fulfillment of your wishes

Horin-ji Temple is located 8 minutes walk from JR San-in Main Line Enmachi Station. This is the Myoshin-ji Temple School of the Rinzai sect that is said to have been built in 1727 by the monk, Mankai. Daruma is worshiped as a symbol of over coming hardship by its power, and there are 8,000 daruma dolls that have been given to the temple as an offering the wish of fulfillment in the Daruma-do Hall. Therefore it is familiar with people in Japan as “Daruma Temple”.Visitors can receive an amulet, which is a wooden stick with a humorous face of daruma on it. It benefits a person for avoiding adversities and also granting fulfillment of wishes. In the temple, there are rare bamboo trees from India and China, “Jugu no Niwa”(Garden of Ten Bulls) which depicts the path leading to enlightenment in Zen. Included is the garden made with moss on white sand. (garden in the shape of a Chinese character which represents the heart)

Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho,August issue,2010


Name Horin-ji Temple
Address 457 Yukue-cho, Shimodachiuri-dori Onmae-dori-nishi-iru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-841-7878
Hours 9:00-16:30 (temple office)
Recommended Entry: 300 yen