Amida-ji Temple

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The Kochidani Amida-ji Temple

The Kochidani Amida-ji temple is a temple of the Jodo sect located in the northern part of Oohira, opened in 1609 by a priest named Tanzei. This temple is dedicated to the Amitabha (a person who has attained Buddhahood) which is the same as the other Jodo sect temples. Specially noted for this temple is the statue which is said that Priest Tanzei carved and placed his own hair in.

Tanzei passed away in 1613, four years after the temple opened. It is said the after his death, he went inside a stone coffin by himself and became sokushinbutsu. (Buddhist monks or priests who allegedly caused their own deaths in a way that resulted in them being mummified)


Buses: 15 minutes from Kochdani Gesha Stop on the Kyoto Bus

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Description: Amida-ji Temple

Sights Amida-ji Temple (古知谷 阿弥陀寺)
Address 83, Kochihira-cho, Sakyou-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone / Fax Phone: 075-744-2048
Duration 20Minutes
Business Hours Monday:09:00-16:00
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Pay admission: 300yen
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Amida-ji Temple