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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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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