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Eikan-do (View of Eternity Hall)

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Eikan-do (View of Eternity Hall) Review

Next to the Nanzen-ji temple complex, Eikan-do was built after the original temple, dating from 855, was destroyed in the 15th century. Visitors come throughout the year to see the lifelike Amida Buddha statue with a turned head, which is said to have once come alive to dance with a reveling priest. The temple draws the most visitors in autumn, when people come to see the colorful foliage, and in November, when there's an excellent display of painted doors.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 48 Eikando-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto, 606-8445 | Map It
  • Phone: 075/761–0007
  • Cost: Nov. ¥1,000; Dec.–Oct. ¥600
  • Hours: Nov., daily 9–9; Dec.–Oct., daily 9–4
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  • Location: Eastern Kyoto
Updated: 09-20-2013

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