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Elegant temple in Kyoto

A very grand temple a short walk from the Obakusan train station on the JR Nara line. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Hamamatsu, Japan
萬福寺 [宇治] Manpukuji (Uji)

Manpukuji is a huge Zen temple complex with 23 halls and connecting cloisters dating to the... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2016
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2 Dec 2018
“Elegant temple in Kyoto”
21 Apr 2016
“萬福寺 [宇治] Manpukuji (Uji)”
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34 Gokasho Sanban-wari, Uji 611-0011, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 774-32-3900
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

A very grand temple a short walk from the Obakusan train station on the JR Nara line. The grounds are expansive and visitors can get English information. Well worth a visit if you are aroud Kyoto!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cheryl224
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Manpukuji is a huge Zen temple complex with 23 halls and connecting cloisters dating to the Mid-17th century. Manpukuji has very heavy influences from Ming China, such as the temple’s layout and teachings, and I was struck particularly by the many Chinese-style gates found throughout...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank ART196
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Manpuku-ji is on the hill-side, about 10 to 15 minutes' walk from JR Obaku. While it is a few times the size of the Byodo-in complex, it gets much fewer visitors. Great if you want to wander around a Buddhist temple complex and avoid the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank colin_matthew
Reviewed 26 September 2015

When you are planning to spend a day in the Uji region of Kyoto to visit the Byodo-in Temple, try to include this unique Chinese temple in Kyoto. It’s less than five minutes on foot from JR Obaku Station (or Keihan Obaku Station). The Obaku...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 25 May 2015

Not far from Kyoto, nevertheless there is a temple of which atomosphere is quite different: quiet, restful and unusual. The temple is Obakusan Manpukuji in Uji, near stations Obaku of a JR-line and a Keihan-line. The temple is the main temple of Obaku-shu, one of...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank nakajimah
Reviewed 17 June 2013

This temple was built in Uji (near Kyoto) by the influential zen Buddhist monk Ingen around 1660 and named for a temple he had trained in in China. It has unusual features for a Japanese temple, with much Chinese styling. The monks serve a delicious...More

Date of experience: June 2013
Thank Paul E
Reviewed 25 January 2013

This temple was built in Ming Chinese style, it's like travelling to China while still in Japan. I went there during Summer so the pink lotus were in full bloom, besides, it was a very hot day and I was the only person around. I...More

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank yew_djinn
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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
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