Otagi Nenbutsu-ji (Japanese: 愛宕念仏寺) is a Buddhist temple in the Arashiyama neighborhood of Kyoto, Japan.
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was founded by Empress Shōtoku in the middle of the eighth century. Though was destroyed by the flooding of the Kamo River, it was rebuilt as an offshoot of Enryaku-ji, a nearby temple. In the 13th century, it was again destroyed during a civil war. The temple was moved to its current location in 1922, later suffering typhoon damage in 1950.
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Messenger T | Apr 14, 2018
Worth going. Nice small temple with is super unique. Love the statues that are there. 1,200 of them! Quiet too as most tourist don't come up this far. Recommended to rent a bike to get up here. Its ¥300 per person for entry
ginnie chen | Mar 18, 2018
Beautiful temple! One of the best in Kyoto! Great for taking photos. This temple is also very close to Arashiyama monkey park which is good if you want to plan a day trip.
Alex or Jean E. | Apr 11, 2018
The best place to visit in Kyoto! I’m a carver of Buddhist statues and this place surprised me beyond description. To get to the front gate by bus, go to Daikaku-ji and transfer to the city bus that will take you to Kiyotaki. Start your tour of Arashiyama here after visiting the temple and walk down the hill to Tenryu-ji. 95% of the tourists who go to Arashiyama don’t make it past the Torokko train station. You’ll have a quiet walk without tourists walking with their selfie sticks everywhere. Also go to the town of Ohara to escape tourists and have a semi-rural experience. Sanzen-In is the second best place to go. Ignore all of this if you prefer crowds of tourists fighting for pictures that can be found on the internet.👺
Robert Karl Harding | Feb 28, 2018
This temple was a little underwhelming. It took a good walk to reach and while Arashiyama is an easy and beautiful place to be Otagi Nenbutsu-ji was at the far limits of my range. Of course to see the statues overtake the grounds of this place was unusual. I think more research into the figures and their provenance/cultural context might have enriched the experience.
Ali Vedat Dicleli | Apr 15, 2018
Truly an exceptional temple that ought to be on everyone's must see list with its copious small statues
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