Hokyo-in Temple, Kyoto

An independent temple of the Rinzai sect founded in the latter half of the 11th century, Hokyo-in contains the graves of military foes Ashikaga Yoshiakira (1330-1367 - 2nd shogun of the Muromachi period) and Kusunoki Masatsura (1326-1348).

Hokyoin Temple Porch

Hokyoin Temple porch.

Hokyo-in is situated in the area once known as Saga Moor. In The Tale of Genji, Genji's own temple is described as being south of Daikaku-ji on Saga Moor.

Hokyoin Temple Moss Garden

Moss garden.

Hokyoin Temple Tomb