Shrines & Temples

    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple

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    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple

    Peaceful smiles of Buddhist statues and resonate temple bell

    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple stands silently in the mountainous area of Okusaga Toriimoto.  The temple overlooks an old town at the foot of Mount Atago.  Originally, this temple was commissioned by Emperor Shotoku in the mid 8th century and named Otagi Temple.  After being destroyed several times during its long history, it was finally restored as Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple.  An assemblage of important Buddhist statues, including the Eleven-faced and Thousand-hand Kannon and a group of 28 Buddhist statues are solemnly enshrined in the main hall.  There are a number of handmade, stone Buddhist statues all around the temple ground that were donated by the worshippers.  Every statue has a different face and it may be fun to try to find the one that has a similar face to you!

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013


    Name Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    Address 2-5 Saga Toriimoto Fukatani-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-865-1231
    Hours 8:00-16:45
    Recommended Entry: 300 yen