Saionji Temple

Saionji Temple

Saionji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ).

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Name Saionji Temple
"西園寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 362 Teramachi, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府京都市上京区寺町通鞍馬口下る高徳寺町362" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Kyoto-Higashi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-231-1952


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Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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