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Higashi Honganji Temple
A temple with over 400-years of history located within walking distance of Kyoto Station. Although the official name of the temple is “Shinshu Honbyo Temple”, it is more commonly referred to as Higashi Honganji Temple due to its location east (east = higashi in Japanese) of Nishi Honganji Temple (west = nishi in Japanese). It is the head temple of the “Otani Sect. of Shinshu” in the Jodo-Shin Sect.. Goeido, the main entrance before Goeidomon Gate, is around 927 tatami-mats big (1,532 sq. meters), and is said to be the largest wooden structure in the world. Shosei-en Garden, in the neighboring grounds, is a must-see in late November when the autumnal colors magnificently color the area.
Karasuma Shichi-jo Agaru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8505
Higashi Honganji Temple Free Shosei-en Garden Donations towards garden maintenance: From ￥500 (Includes a guide book) *Over ￥250 for High School Students
Higashi Honganji Temple ・5:30 - 17:30 (Mar - Oct) ・6:20 - 16:30 (Nov - Feb) Shosei-en Garden ・9:00 - 17:00 (Mar - Oct) ・9:00 - 16:00 (Nov - Feb)
Approx. 7-minutes from JR Kyoto Station
Approx. 5-minute walk from Gojo Subway Station
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