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Chion-ji Temple

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Address: 466 Monju, Miyazu 626-0001, Kyoto Prefecture
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Pray for Wisdom and intellect

Part of the Rinzai School of Japanese Zen Buddhism, the temple houses one of Japan's "Three Important Statues of Monju Bosatsu", the Buddhist god of wisdom and intellect. Most of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 March 2016
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple dates back to 808 and is a short walk from Amanohashidate Station. The God of Intelligence is enshrined here, so that the temple is popular among students preparing or taking entrance exams.

Thank warren D
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Part of the Rinzai School of Japanese Zen Buddhism, the temple houses one of Japan's "Three Important Statues of Monju Bosatsu", the Buddhist god of wisdom and intellect. Most of the visitor are student who pray for success in academic. The Omikuji are shape like folding fan, which many people leave hanging from pine trees all around the temple grounds.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

It's on the other side of Amanohashiate (the sandbar) ... and is very close to where the ferries arrive and leave from. As we had some time before the next ferry (25 mins) left, we went and took a look. It is quite a small temple but, rather peaceful with some interesting buildings around the area. The "omikuji" fans hanging... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This temple is located about five minutes on foot from Kyoto Tango Railway’s Amanohashidate Train Station. If you go there by car, there is a large parking lot (JPY1,000 per stay) right next to the complex. Most people, either by train or by car, visiting this area start their sightseeing of Amanohashidate at this temple. The Chion-ji Temple is a... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2014

When entering this Temple you pass through magnificent gates. When in the court yard there are many interesting items to see. We visited with our guide and to have it all explained was terrific and gave us a good understanding of the Temple and Religion.

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Luebeck, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

The temple is half way between the train station and the beginning of the sand bank. If you arriving from Kyoto, the temple looks a little bit small. But is a small nugget. There is a beautiful Gate with a big lampion. And the people attach tiny japanese fans to the pine trees. There is also a unique pagoda. If... More 

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