Day 23: No.47 Yasaka-ji (八坂寺)

The main gate of No.47 Yasaka-ji

The main gate is long lengthwise

No.47 Yasaka-ji welcomes pilgrims with an unusual looking gate that is narrow widthwise and long lengthwise.

A picture painted on the ceiling of the main gate

The brightly colored picture on the ceiling of the main gate is also unusual.

The main temple of No.47 Yasaka-ji


The temple dedicated to the Buddhist king of hell, Yama-raja

What is interesting about Yasaka-ji is that there is an Enma temple that has two gates, one on the left and the other on the right side of the temple, where there is an illustration of Paradise and a painting of Hell.

The way of paradise

The way of hell

The temple stamp of No.47 Yasaka-ji

Dedicated toAmida-Nyorai (阿弥陀如来)
Founded byEn-no-gyosha Odunu (役の行者小角)
DenominationShingon-sect Daigo-group (真言宗醍醐派)
Mantraおん あみりた ていせい からうん
On Amirita Teisei Karaun
Next templeNo.48 Sairin-ji (4.5 Km away)
I also visited Bekkaku No.9 Monjyu-in Tokusei-ji
Previous templeNo.46 Jyoruri-ji (0.9 Km away)
No.47 Yasaka-ji