The Koryu-ji Temple in Kyoto is managed by the Shingon Sect of Buddhism. It is the oldest temple in the city.
The Koryu-ji Temple dates back to 603. It was built by Hata no Kawakatsu who was given a Buddha statue by the Prince Shotoku. It was built to commemorate the death of Prince Shotoku. It is mentioned as an imperial temple patronized by the Imperial family in the book, The Emperor Horikawa Diary. In 818 and 1150, many of the temple buildings were burned down by fires. It has been... view more