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The three gates of Chion-in is known for the “Three achievement of enlightenment”, which represents “Vacuity”, “No form” and “Natural”. It was constructed by the donation from 2nd Shogun, Hidetada Tokugawa in 1621. These three gates of the temple have the tallest height for wooden gate in Japan. The…
Chio-in Temple has biggest gate from all Zen temples. It is also one of the biggest wooden structure in Japan.
KyotoHigashiyama Ward, Kyoto Prefecture, 605-8686 Located in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Chion-in is connected to Hōnen (1133-1212), the founder of the Jōdo Shū (Pure Land Sect) of Buddhism. ht