Fodor's Expert Review Eikan-do

Eastern Kyoto Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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 image of Amida Buddha statue, which represents the time when Eikan paused in his prayers and the Buddha turned his head to encourage him to continue. 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.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Historic District/Site

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48 Eikando-cho
Kyoto, Kyoto-fu  606-8445, Japan


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Rate Includes: Nov. ¥1,000; Dec.–Oct. ¥600

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