Located in the southwest of Kyoto Station in Japan, the "East Temple", also known as the Wang Huguo Temple, was built in 796 AD and was built as a guardian temple in Kyoto. It is also one of the 17 world cultural heritage sites in Kyoto. Although the East Temple is not as famous as the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, it is the only existing intact Beijing-style building in Kyoto. The five-storied pagoda in the temple is a Japanese national treasure-level cultural relic.
The temple is full of a sense of history. There are fewer tourists in Lidong Temple on weekdays, but on the 21st of every month, there will be crowds, because this day is the Hongfa market in Dongsi. In addition to the incense, there are more than a thousand booths in the temple. Like the flea market, there are antique artifacts, old objects, handicrafts, daily necessities, snacks, etc., especially with fireworks.
Dong Temple contains many treasures of national treasures. It is also a cherry blossom viewing place in Kyoto. In the spring, the five-storied pagoda and the eight-sakura in the East Temple complement each other; the lotus pond in the summer pond is full of Zen fun; the autumn is the resort to enjoy maple leaves and ginkgo. Even if your trip in Kyoto is not on the 21st, it is especially worth visiting.
Japan's tallest wooden tower: Toji
Every time you take the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Osaka, you will know that Kyoto is here when you see the five-storied tower of Toji Temple.
The five-storied pagoda of the Jidong Temple seems to be a symbol. The five-storied pagoda with a height of about 55 meters is the tallest wooden pagoda in Japan. This time, I also made an appointment for the earliest visit to Dongji. In the special visits before the opening, I can admire the East Temple and the especially open five-storied pagoda.
For this visit, I adjusted the alarm clock at 4 o'clock, and I was awakened by the drizzle as soon as I went out. Because it was too early, it was a very rare experience to take a taxi with friends. 5
Dongsi was named a world cultural heritage. Former Master of the True Words, the master of the sea, promoted the doctrine of the secret teaching. Yuyingtang used to be the residence of Master Konghai.
The five-storied pagoda in the temple, the Jintang, the lecture hall and the courtyard in between are only available during the special opening season of the Spring and Autumn Period. Jintang is enshrined with three statues of the statue, and the three-dimensional mandala is set in the lecture hall, which is regarded as a national treasure by Japan.
Dong Temple, the famous teacher Wang Huguo Temple, listens to the name and knows the good water! The temple was basically built in parallel with the construction of Ping Anjing, and it is also a temple with a long history.
Here, the most famous is the five-storied pagoda. Don't look like it is not what it is. It can still be a symbol of Kyoto. The tower is 57m high and was rebuilt in the 17th century. It is still one of Kyoto's commanding heights and the tallest ancient pagoda in Japan. It is said that autumn is also a good place to enjoy red leaves.