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Higashi Honganji, Kyoto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
Visit the headquarters of a Buddhist sect at Higashi Honganji, a temple bearing the same name as the sect. Established in 1602 by Shogun Tokugawa leyasu when splitting the existing Shin sect in two, the center of Higashi Honganji sits just a few streets to the east of Nishi Honganji, the headquarters of the other faction created after the Shogun's interference. Stroll through the temple's traditional Japanese garden and admire the large wooden structure of the main temple hall, rebuilt in 1895 after a fire burned down the original temple. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Higashi Honganji and many more Kyoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kyoto vacation trip planner.
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  • This is a majestic place. Powerful and awesome. What Kyoto is really about. Not so crowded either. can be seen in 30 minutes. 
  • This temple higashi Honganji is bring the kyoto Tower walking about 5 minutes. Very big temple.
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  • It is a casual tourist attractions, will take you about 5 minutes to walk from the North exit of Kyoto station. Amidado and goeido two powerful and was very impressive. Fit and Nishi honganji 5 minutes walking, and even more so good
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  • Big temple in the middle of a busy city! It's quiet, contemplative and surprisingly uncrowded. The structures are impressive. There's also a modern gallery section tucked away that's worth a visit.
  • Free entrance. Grand and magnificent buildings. There are also free exhibitions now. More itinerary should include this great place to visit
  • Free entrance to this little park with a impressive temple. It's quiet, although it's near the busy streets.
  • Its a very nice temple and really quiet. But its under construction in the moment, so you cant see everything. But its worth a visit if you stay in the kyoto station area.
  • It's an impressive wooden structure. When you are in Kyoto and have a few minutes to spare, take a look. If you're short on time visit something else instead.
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