Kyoto’s Eikando Temple

This temple was burned down during the Onin Wars, but reconstructed in 1497. Later other buildings were added to the grounds for another sect of Buddhism.

Amida-do, Eikando Temple gardens, Kyoto
Detail on Amida-do, Eikando Temple, Kyoto

I trod over wooden floors peeping into shrines including the looking-back Amida shrine. This was a site to idle because it was relatively free of tourists compared with most places in Kyoto.

Eikando Temple gardens, Kyoto
Eikando temple gardens, Kyoto

The few who also visited this site sat admiring the beautiful gardens; some watched the koi swirl through the water or admired Hojo Pond.

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