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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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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