North of Kitayama, and not far from Entsuji Temple, is the interesting Myomanji Temple.
Myomanji is part of the Nichiren sect and is a relatively new temple.
It is close to and has fabulous views of Mount Hiei.
One of the highlights is a concrete copy of the famed stupa at Bodh Gaya, India. This is where the historical Buddha gained Enlightenment.
A five-minute walk from Kino station (Eiden Line). Twenty minutes on foot from the last stop--Kokusai Kaikan--on the Karasuma subway line.
91 Hataeda-cho, Iwakura, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto.
Tel: 075 791-7171
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Friday, November 19, 2010