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“Joruriji Temple Nighttime Special Tour” where you can encounter the Amida Hall and the nine Amida Buddha statues will be held.

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A special night tour will be held at Joruriji Temple on Sunday, January 14th and Monday, January 15th, 2024.

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Joruriji Temple is a national treasure in Minamiyama Castle.

We have planned a luxurious tour where you can come face-to-face with the nine Amida Buddha statues in the quiet precincts at night surrounded by nature.

▶Special site: https://www.knt.co.jp/ec/minamiyamashiro_event/#event3

▶Tour overview page: https://www.knt.co.jp/ec/2024/joruri/en/index.html

― Joruriji Temple ―

The origin of the temple is said to be that Emperor Shomu ordered the monk Gyoki to build it during the Nara period, but the Joruriji Temple record ``Joruriji School Articles'' states that it was built by Eishoji. It is said that in 1047, Yoshiaki, a monk from Toma, enshrined Yakushi Nyorai and opened the temple.

The garden, which represents the Pure Land of Paradise, has been designated as a special scenic spot by the country, and still retains its Heian-period form, centered on the treasure pond, with the main hall and nine Amida Buddhas enshrined to the west, and the three-storied pagoda and Yakushi Nyorai to the east. I am.

[Tour overview]

・Tour Name: Joruriji Temple Amida Hall / Encounter the Nine Amida Buddhas Special Night Tour

▶Tour overview page: https://www.knt.co.jp/ec/2024/joruri/en/index.html

*You can apply from the page above.

・Course type

Course ① Local meeting plan

Sermon: Sunday, January 14, 2024 Day trip

Sermon: Day trip on Monday, January 15, 2024

No sermon: Day trip on Monday, January 15, 2024

Course ② Nara Station departure/arrival plan: Day trip on Sunday, January 14, 2024

Course ③ Premium plan to stay at Nara Hotel: Sunday, January 14, 2024, 1 night and 2 days

The origin of the Japanese people, with the theme of syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Kasagi Temple, Kasuga Myo Shrine, and Okada Kamo Shrine.

You will be guided around each place of worship.

・Tour inquiries: Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. Travel Service Center West Japan

E-mail: kyoto-chiiki@or.knt.co.jp

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