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    The Etkan do is an exquisite temple set against the hillside. Its beautiful Amida Buddha statue is, unusually turning to look back over its shoulder.

    Its strange posture commemorates a legendary statue that came to life and then berated Eikan, the astonished monk looking on for pausing from his ritual chanting.

    Every autumn you can see special night illuminations of the flaming red and orange of the maple trees, highlighted by spotlight.

    The effect can only be described as sublime and exceptional. 

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    Etkan do is not far from the Nanzenji temple.

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      • Ponto-chō
        2.33 Km from Zenrinji(Eikan-do)
        Ponto-chō (先斗町) is a Hanamachi district in Kyoto, Japan, known for geisha and home to many geisha houses and traditional tea houses. Like Gion, Pontochō is famous for the preservation of forms of traditional architecture and entertainment.
      • Nishiki Market
        2.86 Km from Zenrinji(Eikan-do)
        Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba) (literally "brocade market") is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijō Street (四条通, Shijō-dōri) and west of Teramachi Street (寺町通, Teramachi-dōri). Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto's famous foods and goods.
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      • Iwashimizu Hachimangū
        17.32 Km from Zenrinji(Eikan-do)
        Iwashimizu Hachimangū (石清水八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Yawata in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
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      • Expoland
        33.21 Km from Zenrinji(Eikan-do)
        Expoland, located in Suita, Osaka, Japan, was opened as the amusement zone at the International Exposition in 1970 (Expo '70) and thrived for over 30 years as an amusement park. There were more than 40 rides and attractions, 19 restaurants and shops. On May 5, 2007, a 19-year-old university student from Higashiomi, Shiga was killed and nineteen other guests were injured when the Fujin Raijin II derailed at Expoland. Initial reports said that forty people were injured, with thirty-one being taken...
      • Minakuchi Castle
        33.98 Km from Zenrinji(Eikan-do)
        Minakuchi Castle (水口城, Minakuchi-jō), also known as Hekisui Castle, is a hirashiro (castle on a plain) located in Kōka, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
      • Himuro Shrine
        36.90 Km from Zenrinji(Eikan-do)
        Himuro Shrine (氷室神社, Himuro Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 710. Kami enshrined here include Emperor Nintoku and Nukata no Onakatsuhiko no Mikoto (額田大仲彦命). The shrine's main festival is held annually on October 1.
      • Nara Hotel
        37.34 Km from Zenrinji(Eikan-do)
        Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル) is a five star hotel in Nara, Japan. The hotel is located on the hillside overlooking Nara Park. Opened on October 17, 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan. It is partially owned by the West Japan Railway Company. In 2009 the first centennial anniversay of the hotel was celebrated.

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      • Zenrinji(Eikan-do)

        The Etkan do is an exquisite temple set against the hillside. Its beautiful Amida Buddha statue is, unusually turning to look back over its shoulder.

        Its strange posture commemorates a legendary statue that came to life and then berated Eikan, the astonished monk looking on for pausing from his ritual chanting.

        Every autumn you can see special night illuminations of the flaming red and orange of the maple trees, highlighted by spotlight.

        The effect can only be described as sublime and exceptional. 

        Zenrinji(Eikan-do) Japan, 〒606-8445 京都府京都市左京区永観堂町48
      • Nanzen-ji Temple

        Nanzenji was a 13th-century palace which contains 12 temples and monasteries.

        The impressive main entrance was constructed in 1628. There is a notorious local story where a robber known as Goemon lshikawa was boiled alive at this site in an huge iron cauldron.  In order to save his son he held him aloft to keep him from suffering the same fate.

        Since then, old-fashioned Japanese iron bathtubs have been gruesomely known as “goemon-buro."

        Nanzen-ji Temple Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8435, Japan
      • Heian Shrine
        A huge arch (torii) spanning the main road marks the approach to the Heian Shrine. This popular shrine features a strongly Chinese-influenced design and an extensive landscaped garden considered one of Kyoto's finest, with numerous cherry trees and a large pond with an elegant pagoda linked to the shore by a covered bridge.
        Heian Shrine Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8341, Japan
      • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

        National Museum of Modern Art is, despite its name, mainly devoted to 19th- and 20th-century ceramics.

        National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Japan, 〒606-8344 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Okazaki Enshōjichō, 26−1
      • Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
        The Museum of Traditional Industry presents a diverse collection of textiles, porcelain, fan, dolls, lacquerware, cutlery, and cabinetwork, with occasional live demonstrations by craftsmen.
        Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Japan, 〒606-8343 京都府京都市左京区Sakyō-ku, Okazaki Seishōjichō, 岡崎成勝寺町9−1 京都市勧業館 みやこめっせ B1F
      • 哲学の道
        Philosopher's Path is found at the northern edge of Higashiyama and is one of Japan's most famous and delightful short walks; stretching along a canal running between two major temples—Nanzenji and Ginkakuji.
        哲学の道 Jodoji Ishibashicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8406, Japan
      • Ginkakujicho

        Ginkakuji, the know as the famous "Silver Pavilion". It was original conceived to have a silver-leaf covering, but it never received it.  

        The place was constructed in the fifteenth century by Yoshimasa Ashikaga (an aesthete-mystic shogun) whose use for it was to host esoteric tea ceremonies where the highlight of the event was moon-watching from the elegant gardens.

        If you see something that looks like Mt Fuji - it is actually a pile of white gravel that was left over from the construction - still it is a fun, possibly apocryphal story!

        Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8402, Japan
      • Chion-in
        The massive Chioninji is home to the Jodo ("Pure Land") Buddhist sect, which in the 12th century spread the appeal of Buddhism to the uneducated classes.

        Looming to an imposing height of 24 m (79 ft), its entrance gate is thought to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. The ringing of Chioninji's bell. Japan's largest and best known, is televised nationally when resident monks usher in the New Year.
        Chion-in 400 Rinkachō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-8686, Japan
      • Maruyama Park

        Maruyama Park is located in the north-eastern part of Gion, and is a popular recreation area. It is nearby 2 visit-worthy temples; the Chion-in and the Heian Shrine.

        In the vicinity are two museums that reflect Kyoto's extensive history as a magnet for Japan's finest craftsmen; the Museum of Traditional Industry and then National Museum of Modern Art.

        Maruyama Park Maruyamacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0071, Japan
      • Gionmachi Kitagawa

        Higashiyama's Gion district is Kyoto's main historical center of traditional theater, arts, and (now) antiques. It is also known as the last training center for geishas. 

        This is the place to wander and soak up the sights and sounds of Kyoto's lone quarter still dedicated to traditional arts and entertainment. Your curiosity and patience will inevitably reward you with a glimpse of a genuine geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha), the copious layers of her opulent—and unimaginably heavy—silk kimono rustling as she hurries to an appointment or a training session.

        Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0073, Japan

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      Graphic showing average weather in Zenrinji(Eikan-do) in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan -0.2 177.8 31.6 70
      Feb 0.1 170.7 32.2 67.2
      Mar 3.1 165.3 37.6 65.1
      Apr 9 160.4 48.2 63.1
      May 13.8 145.1 56.8 57.1
      Jun 18.1 217 64.6 85.4
      Jul 23 183.8 73.4 72.4
      Aug 23.7 170.1 74.7 67
      Sep 19.9 248 67.8 97.6
      Oct 13.6 179.6 56.5 70.7
      Nov 7.9 137 46.2 53.9
      Dec 2.9 156.9 37.2 61.8

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        • Spring time, before April, this temple looked absolutely beautiful. Rooms included many paintings with English background info and statues and relics also had English infos. This place closed at 5pm but last customers were taken in at 4pm. I recommend coming here just few hours before sunset so the light will make this place even more peaceful.
        • This was one of the top three shrines/temples that I visited in Kyoto (I visited about a dozen or more). During the fall the foliage here is amazing, very picturesque for the photo-inclined. Moderately crowded. It has the best dessert place inside a temple that I've visited (the chairs are adorned with a red-colored cloth and 5-6 kinds of traditional sweets are offered along with tea. A great setting to enjoy them in!
        • Really great spot. As everyone says there are ample photo chances. The area itself is very large and there is a wonderful view of Kyoto. It's not super crowded so that's good. Getting there is pretty easy as well it's about 10 minutes from the subway. Fees are low and overall a relaxing experience.
        • When thinking of traditional Japan and older times this temple really brings you as close as one can get. Beautiful year round but can be crowded especially during autumn when the leaves are at their peak.
        • The best temple in Kyoto, hands down. Not too busy, stunning scenery and real-life ceremonies that are amazing to behold. Entrance fees are ¥600 for adults but the money is really well spent. The No 5 bus runs very close by and takes you straight into Kyoto City Centre

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