Otagi Nenbutsu-ji

Located in the neighborhood of Arashiyama in Kyoto, Otagi Nenbutsu-Ji is a Buddhist temple famous for its 1200 rakan, or stone statues, representing the disciples of Buddha.

Founded in the middle of the eighth century by Empress Shōtoku, the Otagi Nenbutsu-ji had been destroyed many times until it was moved to its current location in 1922.

Difficult to access on foot from Arashiyama, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji does offer a stunning experience as well as treating you to some of Kyoto’s finest dishes thanks to its nearby restaurants.

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