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Kuramayama Reihoden Museum

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In the sanctuary of Buddhist statues, there are 8 enshrined Buddhist images, including the 3 Bishamonten National Treasures

A space for contemplating religion and nature

Nestled in the heart of Mount Kurama, sits Kurama Temple, which became the guardian temple of the north of Kyoto in Heian times because the principle image of Bishamonten (Buddhist deity) was enshrined here by Saint Gantei, the leading disciple of Ganjin, in the year 770.
Near to the temple is the Kurama Reihoden hall, established to promote understanding of the religion founded on Mount Kurama. The 1st floor houses a natural science museum, to introduce all the aspects of the local habitat, a natural forest dating back more than 1,200 years. On the 2nd floor, in the treasure room, accoutrements used in ceremonies and temple treasure connected to Yoshitsune Minamoto are on display. In the other room on this floor, exhibits include writing equipment, desk and manuscripts belonging to Akiko Yosano (author and poet, 1878~1942). They are here because one of the past temple heads was an admirer who moved her writing possessions here. The 3rd floor is home to a sanctuary of Buddhist statues, including three of Bishamonten (National Treasures).

photoThree images of Bishamonten

Three images of Bishamonten

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Address 1074 Kurama Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
TEL 075-741-2003(representative)
FAX None
URL http://www.kuramadera.or.jp
Hours 9:00 ~ 16:00
Closed Mon (following day if Nat Hol), 12/12~end of Feb
Adm ¥200 ※Separate mountain appreciation charge of ¥300 for high school students upward
Access A 30-min walk from Eiden Kurama Line Kurama Stn/A 30-min walk from Kurama Stop of Kyoto Bus/A 15-min walk from Tahoto Cable Car Stn

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