Hōrin-ji (Kyoto)

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This article is about the temple in Kyoto Prefecture. For the temple in Nara Prefecture, see Hōrin-ji (Nara).

Hōrin-ji (法輪寺?, the ‘temple of the Dharma Wheel’) is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. The honorary sangō prefix is Chifuku-san (智福山?). The temple is said to have been constructed by Gyōki in 713 AD, and was originally named Kadonoi-dera (葛井寺?). It is dedicated to Ākāśagarbha, the bodhisattva of the boundless space.

It is one of the Thirteen Buddhist Sites of Kyoto.


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