This is the commemoration of the Buddha’s death on February 14th. (the lunar calendar) Some Buddhism temples display the large scrolls, called “Nehan-zu” depicting the Buddha’s passing into Nirvana.
Shinnyo-do Temple (真如堂)
March 1st ~ 31st, 9:00-15:45
The brilliant colored and big scroll painted in the 18th century is on display. Japanese crackers are also served. ¥600
Take Kyoto City bus no.5 and get off at Shinnyodo-mae stop.
Tofuku-ji Temple (東福寺)
March 14th ~ 16th, 9:00-15:30
This temple’s scroll was painted by the famous Mincho in the Muromachi era. Sweet amazake is also served. Ryogin-an temple in the Tofuku-ji ground is open only during these 3 days. The unique and cool gardens of Ryogin-an designed by Shigemori Mirei are not to be missed. ¥500
10 min. walk from Tofukuji Station on JR line.
Seiryo-ji Temple (清涼寺)
March 15th, 10:00~
This temple is located in the Saga area, west part of Kyoto City. The famous Saga Kyogen is held at the temple’s ground. ¥400 (free of charge at night on this day).
10 mis. walk from JR Saga-arashiyama Station
Honpo-ji Temple (本法寺）
March 14th ~ Apr 15th
This temple’s scroll was painted by the famous painter, Hasegawa-Tohaku in the Muromachi era. This temple is located in front of the famous tea room organized by the biggest tea school in Japan, Urasenke family. ¥1000
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