I took Kintetsu Line to go to Tojo (East Temple) Station.
Toji was established by Kanmu Tennoh (Emperor Kanmu) in 796.
Saga Tennoh (Emperor Saga) bestowed Toji to Kukai (Japanese Buddhist) in 823.
There was Saiji (West Temple) then.
Saiji was managed by the government (emperor); but the government couldn’t afford to maintain the temple at the time.
On the other hand, believers of Shingon Sect keeps good care of Toji.
There is a Dainichi Nyorai (Sun of Buddha) and many more Buddha statues.
I sat in front of Dainichi Nyorai to enjoy quiet and peaceful moment.
This temple’s principal Buddha is Yakushinyorai (Healing Buddha).
I also sat in front of Yakushinyorai to be healed.
Toji is famous for Gojyu no To (Five-Stories Pagoda).
It makes nice sound when rain drops hit them.
This Shrine was established before Toji; therefore, this Shrine remained at the original place as a part of Toji.
I had Kyoto cuisine at Restaurant Kurama, Kyoto Station.
Typhoon 22 is approaching Japan.
This is my first experience to be stacked in Shinkansen.
I’m fine because Shinkansen is equipped with an outlet to charge my mobile at my seat and toilets!