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Old 11-17-2011, 03:03 AM
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Default Japan Tour: Shokokuji Temple Kyoto

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Shokokuji Temple in north central Kyoto is one of the city's five great Zen temples.

Shokokuji was built by the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1382. It has in the ensuing centuries been burned down and or destroyed.

It was rebuilt after a fire in 1788 ravaged the temple complex.

Shokokuji is the main temple of the Rinzai sect, and - from this writer's perspective - more importantly it is a living religious space that is peaceful and filled with neighbors and students and people on a walk.

Also within the complex is the Shotenkaku Museum, which has periodic exhibits.

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Imadegawa-dori, Karasuma Higashi-iru Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0898
Telephone: 075 231 0301
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