Kurodani Temple Aerial Drone Video over Shinnyo-do and Kurodani Temple 真正極楽寺 in Kyoto/Sakyo Ward, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan/A short walk south from Shinnyodo Temple, Kurodani Temple (Konkai-komyoji 金戒光明寺) is a large Jodo-sect temple complex with some impressively large gates and halls.Constructed in 1175, the main hall contains a statue of the founder Honen. Damaged by fire on numerous occasions, the Buddha Hall was rebuilt by Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1605.Another treasure is an image of Monju Bosatsu, believed to be by the noted Kamakura Era sculptor Unkei (1151-1223).The historic cemetery to east contains the graves of Aizu clan warriors, who were stationed on the temple grounds during the final days of the Edo Period, and later killed at the Battle of Fushimi-Toba. From the cemetery there are views over the city below.If you arrive around sunset, chanting can often be heard in the hall to the east of the main hall.Read more: www.japanvisitor.com Sent my Drone over Shinnyodō (est.984) and Kurodani Temple (est.1175) off the beaten path in Kyoto. While a lot less famous than the likes of Kinkakuji they are also important Buddhist Temples. Took this one early enough in the morning to avoid curious onlookers and sprinkled a little music in this time. I wanted to record more both in Kyoto and Nara but bad weather made that very difficult.