Horinji Temple

Horinji Temple

Horinji Temple (法輪寺) has a long history and is said to have been founded by Gyoki at the request of Emperor Genmei as Kadunoidera Temple (葛井寺) in 713 in order to pray for national peace, a bumper harvest, and prosperity of the industry; later, Dosho, a disciple of Kukai, enshrined a statue of Kokuzo Bosatsu and the temple's name was changed to Horin-ji Temple in 868. The main hall was damaged many times, and the current hall was rebuilt after the Meiji period. Events such as Hari-kuyo and 13 mairi are also held.


Arashiyama Kokuzoyamacho 16, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto



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[By Train]
Hankyu Railway About 5 minutes on foot from ” Arashiyama Station”.

Keifuku Electric Railway About 10 minutes on foot from “Arashiyama Station”.

Parking lots

There is a toll parking lot.

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Last Updated: June.2020