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Myoshinji

Area

West




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Myoshin-ji or "Temple of the Wonderous Mind", Belongs to the school of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. It contains forty-seven sub temples within its grounds. And houses the oldest temple bell in Japan cast in 698.


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Or, "Temple of the Wonderous Mind" Belongs to the school of Rinzai Zen Buddhism. more than three thousand temples throughout Japan and nineteen monastaries. The head temple was founded in 1342 by Kanzan-Egen Zenji (1277-1360), who was known for his simple and austere way of life. A vast complex, it contains forty-seven subtemples within its grounds. The main buildings today were built reconstructed after the Onin war, in the latter half of the Muromachi period (1333-1568). The temple bell is the oldest in Japan an was cast in 698. in its possession is are many of Japan's national treasures: painted screens, scrolls, statues. Dragon painting by Kano Tan'yu Symmetrically laid out grounds are in the classical Zen monastic pattern where certain halls and gates are aligned in a particular direction. Gates are never closed, so people are able to pass through freely. Overnight zazen (Zen Buddhist meditation) is held every Saturday from 5 pm in the evening. A Buddhist lecture, tea break and breakfast are offered


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Temples

Myoshinji

Area

West

Open

9:10am to
3:40pm

Admission

500 Yen
Highschool: 500 Yen / Jr. Highschool: 300 / Elementary: 100 Yen

Address

1 Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku

Tel No.

+81-75-461-5226

URL

http://www.myoshin.com


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