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Yoshimine-dera (善峯寺) is a temple of the Tendai school of Buddhism in the western ward of Nishikyō-ku, in Kyoto. It is built on the western hills (Nishiyama) overlooking the city. It was founded in 1029 by Gensan.The main image is a statue of thousand-armed Kannon. Notable features include the "Gliding Dragon" pine tree (Yōryu no matsu, a natural monument), which was trained to grow horizontally and was once over 50 meters long, and a Tahōtō two-story pagoda (an Important Cultural Asset).Yoshimine-dera is the twentieth temple on the Kansai Kannon Pilgrimage.