Eshin-in Temple, Uji

Founded in the Heian period by the priest Genshin (Eshin), Eshin-in is situated on the east bank of the Uji River in Kyoto Prefecture, opposite Byodo-in.

Eshinin Temple Hondo

Eshinin hondo.

Genshin, author of Essentials of Pure Land Rebirth, is believed to have been the model for the fictional Bishop of Yokawa who helps Ukifune in The Tale of Genji.

Eshinin Temple Hondo Garden

Hondo seen from the garden.

Eshinin Temple Gate

Main gate.