Hogon-in was built as a sub-temple of Tenryu-ji. Like many Kyoto temples, it was damaged by the fires of the Onin war. It was reconstructed in the 16th century and moved to its present location in Arashiyama. The temple’s zen garden "The Garden of the Lion's Roar”. The temple enshrines many statues of Kannon, as well as another set of statues Arashiyama Arhats - disciples of Buddha. There are 500 Arhats if you have the time you to count.
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