Sennyū-ji

  • Address: 27 Yamanouchi-chō, Sennyūji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Shunjō
  • Founded: 856 (?)

The head temple of Shingon Sect, Sennyūji School. This temple was a mortuary for the imperial house and for this reason this temple is also called Mi-tera Sennyū-ji in honorific language. The statue of Yang Guifei, the beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang during his later years, which is said to have been made with the order of the Emperor himself, is exhibited in its Yōkihi Kannondō.






"Daimon", the Grand Gate of "Mi-tera Sennyū-ji"
(mi, honorific title, tera - temple)




"Butsuden", Hall of Buddha - 1




"Butsuden", Hall of Buddha - 2




"Shariden", Hall of Reliquary of Buddha - 1




"Shariden", Hall of Reliquary of Buddha - 2




"Mizu-yakata", which covers the famous fountain
(from which comes the name of this temple sennyūji
- temple where springs out a fountain)




The Mausoleum on Mt. Tsukinowa




Exquisite carving of a door of a gate




Garden of the Gozasho - 1




Garden of the Gozasho - 2




Garden of the Gozasho - 3




Garden of the Gozasho - 4 (Tome-ishi)

Tome-ishi : a stone with an X of a string indicating
that you can not go further




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