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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
ART196
Huge Temple Complex With Few Visitors

Manpuku-ji is on the hill-side, about 10 to 15 minutes' walk from JR Obaku. While it is a few times... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2016
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21 Apr 2016
“萬福寺 [宇治] Manpukuji (Uji)”
14 Feb 2016
“Huge Temple Complex With Few Visitors”
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34 Gokasho Sanban-wari, Uji 611-0011, Kyoto Prefecture
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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

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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

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Reviewed 27 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

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Reviewed 26 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

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

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 26 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

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