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Shuon-an (Ikkyu-ji Temple)

A March 2009 trip to Kyoto by Sakura

Shuon-an (Ikkyu-ji Temple) Photo, Kyoto, Japan More Photos
Quote: Japan’s most famous Zen priests Ikkyu restored this temple.

Shuon-an (Ikkyu-ji Temple)

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Shuon-an (Ikkyu-ji Temple) Photo, Kyoto, Japan
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I took JR from Sumiyoshi station to Kyotanabe St. (Tosai Line) then walked to the temple. It was almost 15 minute walk. You can also take Keihan Kotsu Bus from Kyotanabe to the Ikkyuji-do stop. It takes only 5 min. though. If you use Kintetsu Kyoto Line, you should get off at Shintanabe St.. It takes about 20 min. from the station to the temple on foot.Ikkyu (1394-1481) is one of Japan’s most famous Zen priests known as his"quick-witted" character. His mischievous adventures as a child are introduced in the TV animation "Ikkyu-san", which is very poplar not only in Japan but some other Asian countries.Though this temple was built by different priest between 1288 and 1292, and then re...Read More