At the center of Kyoto, close to YUMEYAKATA, Bukkoji (佛光寺) temple, the head of the Bukko-ji school of Shinshu sect (真宗佛光寺派), is located. Despite its location, the premises is very extensive and the temple buildings are massive. By the fire of Hamaguri-gomon incident (蛤御門の変) at the end of the Edo (江戸) period, the temple was once lost. However, the temple's two significant buildings namely Mieido (御影堂) and Amidado (阿弥陀堂) were magnificently rebuilt later today. In addition, the temple's four gates are also recognized as important and sophisticated architecture.
As you see in the picture below, the crest of Bukkoji Sagari Fuji (佛光寺下り藤, Descending wisteria) can be seen in many spots. It is a nice way to spent some quiet time looking around the temple and have coffee at the cafe on the premises. We highly reccomend to visit the temple in YUMEYAKATA kimono.
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５mins. on foot from Shijo station, Subway karasuma line
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