Higashi Honganji Temple
Higashi Honganji Temple
Higashi Honganji Temple
Higashi Honganji Temple
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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.

  • Address

    Karasuma Shichi-jo Agaru, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8505

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  • Entry fee

    Higashi Honganji Temple
    Free
    Shosei-en Garden
    Donations towards garden maintenance: From ¥500
    (Includes a guide book)
    *Over ¥250 for High School Students

  • Opening Hours

    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)

  • Closed

    -

  • Website

    http://www.higashihonganji.or.jp/engli...

  • Best Season

    Nov., Dec.

  • Point

    -

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Approx. 7-minutes from JR Kyoto Station

    Approx. 5-minute walk from Gojo Subway Station

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