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“Blood stained ceiling”
Review of Yogenin Temple

Yogenin Temple
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US$122.65*
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day
Ranked #171 of 1,292 things to do in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

A perfect little temple, just across the road from Sanjusangendo and so much quieter. I've been twice, fifteen years apart, and it still moves me. No one speaks English, the commentary is on a cassette player, but the painted screens are wonderful as is the blood stained ceiling. The ceiling was once the floor at Fushimi Castle and is the blood of Mototada Torii and his fellow warriors defending it.
I first came when I heard the bell toll and it drew me up the street it's on, a short stroll up the slope to the entrance and a Buddhist nun who refused to let me in as she spoke no English, fortunately a party of elderly Japanese were there one of whom did and I was allowed in. When we departed I gave her the deepest bow of respect I could, that's why I like this little temple so much.

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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We were. Wandering around Kyoto, this little,rather deserted temple was evocative. Not too well maintained,it had the air of promise thst se places of true magic possess. We went down the path to find non English speaking guides, but they were so helpful,so kind in showing us everything that this sight stayed in our minds and became our favorite site in Kyoto Magic,pure magic!

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