Introducing Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple!
This video is called ‘Kyoto Festival 300 Years of Tanukidani Fudō Myō’ō ‘. It is a promotional video by Discover Kyoto to promote the festival celebrating the 300 Year Anniversary of Kyoto's Tanukidani Fudo Myo-o.
The festival celebrating the 300 Year Anniversary of Kyoto's Tanukidani Fudo Myo-o, was held in 2018 between May and November.
Many worshipers turned up to pray at the special praying event in the stone cave, where Acala (the king of wisdom) is said to be enshrined.
Access to Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple is 40 minutes from Kyoto South Interchange on Meishin Expressway by car, or 30 minutes from Kyoto East Interchange on Meishin Expressway.
There is a free parking with a lot capacity of 150 cars.
It takes around 50 minutes by local bus from JR East Kyoto Station.
Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple is located halfway up Mt. Uryuu, behind Shisendo. Locals call it Tanukidanino Gofudosan.
The 250 steps to the temple’s main building are decorated with raccoon dogs made of Shigaraki Pottery . They hold an autumn festival here every November. You can enjoy the beautiful colors of the red and yellow leaves.
Please enjoy the introductory video of the Tanukidani Fudo Myo-o Festivals's 300th anniversary!
What Is Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple?
Photo：Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple
The Fudo-in Temple is located in the heart of Ichijoji Temple, a popular tourist area in Kyoto, and is the headquarters of Shugendo, the Shingon Buddhist sect of Buddhism.
It was originally built in 1718 by Mokjuki Shizen Tomonobu on the site where a stone statue of Acala was enshrined as a guardian against demons during the Heian Period (794～1185).
Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple is famous as a temple where you can pray for traffic safety and to ward off bad luck, such as cancer.
As shown from 1:13 in the video, Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple is built on the cliff edge.
Its structure is similar to that of Kiyomizudera Temple.
Musashi Miyamoto is said to have used the main building for training. Deep in the mountains, there is still a waterfall called Musashinotaki Falls.
Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple was opened in 1718, and it celebrated its 300 year anniversary in 2018.
The 300 Year Anniversary of Kyoto's Tanukidani Fudo Myo-O Festival
At the festival celebrating the 300 Year Anniversary of Kyoto's Tanukidani Fudo Myo-o, there were lectures on various topics by the priests and monks, as well as special ceremonies and prayers.
Other events include Daihanyakyo Tendoku (the Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra), and Kechienkanjo. The events shown from 2:39 also attracted many tourists. They are the Kanpaku Ogoma Memorial Service, the Fire Festival, Ominesan Nyubushugyo Training, and Sutra copying.
In addition to the special nighttime worship, there is live painting and projection mapping, and they've also incorporated a modern twist to the production.
At the festival celebrating the 300 Year Anniversary of Kyoto's Tanukidani Fudo Myo-o, there was a children’s activity in which you search for raccoon dogs. The visitors were also given commemoration stamp books and limited edition Senjafuda cards .
Tanukidani Fudo Myo-O 300 Year Anniversary, Summary
There are many temples with a long history in Kyoto where you can enjoy Japanese history and culture.
The sacred mountain Tanukidani, shown in the video, is one of them.
Many visitors came to commemorate the 300th anniversary of Tanukidani Fudo Myo-O.
On your trip to Kyoto, why not take a stroll around the historic Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple?
Be sure to check out the video to enjoy the charm of Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple.
◆Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple◆
【Address】6 Ichijoji Matsubara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 〒606-8156
【Access】Approximately 50 minutes by local bus from JR East Kyoto Station
【Admission】500Yen（※as of November 2019）
【Average time spent here】Approximately 1 hour
【Official Website】300 Years Anniversary Festival of Kyoto Tanukidani Fudo Myo-o / Tanukidanisan Fudoin Temple