Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

Kyoto, Japan

Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

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For other temples by similar names, see Zenrin-ji.

Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) is the head temple for the Seizan branch of Japan's Jōdo-shū (Pure Land) Buddhist sect, located in Kyoto, Sakyō-ku. It was founded by Shinshō, a pupil of Kūkai, and is famous for its fall foliage and for its prominence in the past as a center of learning.




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