Japanese Buddhist Temples

A Buddhist temple is the place of worship for Buddhists, the followers of Buddhism. They include the structures called vihara, stupa, wat and pagoda in different regions and languages. Temples in Buddhism represent the pure land or pure environment of a Buddha. Traditional Buddhist temples are designed to inspire inner and outer peace. Its structure and architecture varies from region to region. Usually, the temple consists not only of its buildings, but also the surrounding environment. The Buddhist temples are designed to symbolize 5 elements: Fire, Air, Earth, Water, and Wisdom. (source: Wiki)
Buddhist temple
Buddhist temple
Buddhist temple
A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple eaves, built in traditions originating as stupa in historic South Asia and further developed in East Asia or with respect to those traditions, common to Nepal, India, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and other parts of Asia. Some pagodas are used as Taoist houses of worship. Most pagodas were built to have a religious function, most commonly Buddhist, and were often located in or near viharas. (source: Wiki)
Buddhist temple

Buddhist temple
Buddhist temple
image source: JNTO
Shitenoji style 
shitenoji style temple
Todaiji style 
Todaiji style
Pagoda
Pagoda
Nyorai
Nyorai
Bonsho

 
 
 

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