Ankoku-ji Temple (Ayabe City) (安国寺 (綾部市))

Ankoku-ji Temple is a temple of the Rinzai sect Tofuku-ji school located in Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture (Tanba Province). Its Sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Keitokuzan.


It was established in 993 as Kofuku-ji Temple. It became the family temple of the Uesugi clan. It became Ankoku-ji Temple Risho-to Pagoda of the Ashikaga Shogunal family, and was renamed Ankoku-ji Temple on Mt. Keitoku.

1 Teranodan, Ankokuji-cho, Ayabe City, Kyoto Prefecture

It is located to the south of Uesugi-cho. This area was originally a part of Uesugi no sho (Uesugi Estate), Ikaruga County, Tanba Province, which was related to the Uesugi clan.

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