Hokai-ji Temple, Kyoto

Situated just north of Uji, Hokai-ji is one of a handful of extant Amida halls built by Heian aristocrats in the mid-11th century when the degeneration of Buddhist Law (mappo) was believed to begin.

Hokaiji Temple Yakushido

Yakushi hall.

The main hall contains a magnificent statue of Amida, comparable to the more well known image at Byodo-in.

Hokaiji Temple Amida Sepia


Hokaiji Temple Amidado

Amida hall.