About Kyoto Kameyama Park
Kamezan Park in Arashiyama is a great spot with beautiful scenery. From the viewpoint at the top of the mountain, you can enjoy the unique and spectacular view of Hozu Gorge in all seasons. In that park, there is a stone monument engraved with the poems of Premier Zhou Enlai, one of the top leaders of China. From 1917 to 1919, Zhou Enlai studied in Japan with the goal of becoming a publicly funded student. On his way back to China, he came to Kyoto and left his poem “Arashiyama in the Rain” at Arashiyama Mountain, which is a poem of farewell.
The world’s largest sutra spinning cylinder is about five stories high, with a pure copper body plated with gold, and the four bodhisattvas Manjushri, Pushyin, Guanyin and Jizo engraved in relief at the upper end of the cylinder wall, and the eight Buddhist treasures at the lower end.
There is a circle of handrails below the cylinder for people to push the cylinder. In order to turn such a huge tube of sutra need to be crowded at the same time, each smooth turn a week, equivalent to silent chanting of the Buddha’s name 1.24 million, turn the full three weeks, you can eliminate disasters and pray for good fortune.
How to get there
252 m straight line distance from Trolley Arashiyama Station.
Open all day long
〒616-8386 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Ukyō-ku, Sagakamenoochō, 6