Daihikaku Senkou-ji

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Daihikaku Senko-ji is located in the west of Kyoto.
About 1 km upstream from Togetsukyo Bridge over Arashiyama.
The Edo period merchant Ryōi Suminokura excavated the Ōi River.

Senko-ji Temple, had located in the Chu-in Area.
It was relocated for the built in to redeem those who died during construction of Ōi River.

Senju-Kannon, which is said to be the work of Genshin, is the main honor. The Daihikaku in the precincts is a “Kannon-do” building on the rocky surface of the Ōi River, where you can see the superb view of canyon in the Arashiyama, (call Rankyo)

In 1959, the Isewan-Typhoon collapsed in the middle of both Daihikaku and Senko-ji. For many years, Senko-ji was supported by the temporary temple and the Daihikaku was supported by wires. The renovation work has begun, and the scaffolding around the October 2012 has been removed, and now it can be seen.

Opening hours 10: 00-16: 00
Entrance fee 400 yen

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The history of Senko-ji

FromTogetsu Bridge at the Arashiyama , about 1 km upstream on the right bank of the Ōi River, you can see the stone steps of the approach to Daihikaku Senko-jii. Then, when you climb the stone steps, you will reach the observatory when you dive down the mountain solstice to Senkoji Temple located in the middle of Arashiyama and go up the side of the bell tower.

The Sango(Title given to Buddhist temples) is called Arashiyama, the temple is called Daihikaku Senko-ji, initially the Tendai-sect, and after the fifth year of culture, it became the Ōbaku-sect.

Senko-ji was originally in the Nishikata Chu-in Area of Seiryo-ji, and it was a prayer place for Emperor Gojo, but it has long declined.

Ryōi Suminokura, who succeeded in excavating the Hozu River in 1606, moved to his current location in 19th year.He built Daihikaku Senko-ji and invited Nison-in’s “Ryochin Doku”.

Ryōi Suminokura served as the Tendai sect, but when the descendant Gennei Suminokura was revived in 1808, he became a Ōbaku-sect.

In the past, a statue of Ryo was made in the room of the Great Pavilion. It sits on a round rope (wooden carving) with a giant rope wrapped around it, looking at the Hozu River with a stone ax in hand and a right-standing knee.

It is said that Ryo himself also lived in the Great Pavilion and thought about the benefits of passing through the rivers that were excavated.

During the Meiji Restoration, the temple was excluded from the Great Tragedy and lost much of its precincts, forests, and treasures. However, the temple was expanded and the temples were gradually improved.

The damage caused by the Isewan Typhoon in September 1959 was severe, Senkoji main hall was demolished soon in 1978, the roof of the great tragedy shattered, and the building itself was severely distorted. Unfortunately, when the monument was dismantled, the monument honoring it was damaged and the upper left part was missing. Senju Kannon Temple was enshrined in a Buddhist temple built afterwards.

After that, the great tragedy was reinforced with wires, and the main hall became a temporary hall.

Beginning in January 2012, the repaired of Daihikaku, and the repair had completed.

Daihikaku Senko-ji
Address: 62, Arashiyama Nakashitacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0004, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone number 075-861-2913
Denomination: Zen Buddhism Rinsai
Sango: Arashiyama