Rokkakudo Temple

Rokkakudo Temple

Rokkakudo Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Nyoirin Kannon ( the Bodhisattva of Compassion ).

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Name Rokkakudo Temple
"六角堂" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 248 Rokkakucho, Higashitoin Nishi-iru Dounomae, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto , Japan
"京都府京都市中京区六角町東洞院西入堂之前248" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Kyoto-Minami I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-221-2686

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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