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 Sennyuji Gravel Pathway

Nestled quietly at the southern end of Higashiyama, Sennyuji is a Shingon School Buddhist temple. The current temple complex was founded by the monk Shunjo — though a story tells that the original temple was established by the Shingon School Founder, Kukai himself.

Looking down the gravel pathway from the temple's main gate toward the central Butsuden Buddha Hall, one is enveloped in the tranquility of the 400-year old wooden buildings and surrounding greenery. This photo looks back towards the main gate from inside the Buddha Hall.

Sennyuji (c) Designcraft