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Buddhist temple
寺院 jiin  tera / ji  in


D 300 027

Temples are places where buddhist images are housed, and priests and nuns reside to practise ascetic exercises and hold buddhist services. Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the 6th century. Temple constructions belong to the most important works of Japanese architecture and still form the basis of present design.


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popular / important temples
* UNESCO World Heritage


D 262 064
Adashino-Nembutsu-ji



D 209 178
Asakusa-kannon



D 271 407
Asuka-dera



D 263 552
* Byôdô-in



J 227 287
Chûson-ji



D 273 595
Chûzen-ji



J 246 190
* Daigô-ji



J 246 371
Daien-ji



D 284 114
Daikaku-ji



J 219 171
Daitoku-ji



J 236 180
Eihei-ji



J 218 071
Engaku-ji



J 221 129
* Enryaku-ji



J 261 339
* Gangô-ji



J 219 045
* Ginkaku-ji / Jishô-ji



D 257 911
Hase-dera



J 252 079
Hida-Kokubun-ji



J 219 447
Higashi-hongan-ji



J 219 447
Hôrin-ji


J 219 081
* Hôryû-ji



J 260 242
Ishiyama-dera



J 201 351
Jakkô-in



J 218 042
Jôchi-ji



D 271 343
Kawara-dera



D 215 147
Kenchû-ji



D 283 473
Kennin-ji



J 257 303
* Kinkaku-ji / Rokuon-ji



D 286 880
* Kiyomizu-dera



D 270 173
Kôfuku-ji / Nagasaki



J 211 178
* Kôfuku-ji / Nara



J 255 378
Komyô-ji



J 212 209
Kongôbu-ji



J 211 148
Kurama-dera



J 235 360
Manpuku-ji



J 227 209
Môtsû-ji



J 221 267
Narita-san Shinshô-ji



H 237 070
* Ninna-ji



J 219 039
* Nishi-hongan-ji



D 231 241
Nittai-ji



J 228 315
Ôsu-kannon



J 212 255
Rinnô-ji



J 212 255
Ryôan-ji



D 262 820
Ryôgen-in



D 283 570
Ryôzen-kannon



J 260 405
Sanjûsangen-dô



J 219 221
Sanzen-in



D 246 284
Seiken-ji



J 246 351
Sengaku-ji



J 236 330
Shin-Yakushi-ji



J 219 285
Shitennô-ji



J 223 401
Shôhô-ji



J 258 036
Shôfuku-ji



J 218 440
Sôfuku-ji



J 261 003
* Tenryû-ji



D 232 171
* Tô-ji



J 260 373
* Tôdai-ji



J 218 462
Tôfuku-ji



D 231 135
Tôgan-ji



J 246 301
Tsukiji-hongan-ji



J 257 228
* Yakushi-ji



J 258 172
Yushima-seidô



J 236 021
Zenkô-ji



J 244 386
Zentsû-ji



J 215 167
Zôjô-ji



J 254 376
Zuigan-ji



J 218 020
Zuisen-ji