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Nishi Honganji, Kyoto

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Designated as a World Heritage Site, Nishi Honganji represents a temple complex where visitors are able to experience contemporary Japanese Buddhism and take a glimpse into Japan's distant past. Founded in the 16th century, the temple remains one of the largest wooden structures in the world, featuring an impressive main gait and a roof made of bark shingles. The temple displays surviving pieces of architecture from the early Edo and Azuchi-Momoyama periods. To visit Nishi Honganji and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto tourist route planner.
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  • In place when using the JR Kyoto, you can pray a little free time. It is here, almost carried mini tour of temple officials, this is really interesting, very interesting. We recommend that you visit, find out in advance to participate in this tour.
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  • From Kyoto station, take a break near a giant can take section. See the religious events often takes place in the Interior too loudly, it seems not to be creepy.
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  • A visit with the Higashi honganji Temple. Translation is to visit both had read book in history divided into East and West, so somehow a bit intimidating, but seldom brought in Kyoto but not visited. This is like old building, had left some buildings as a national treasure. Size is Higashi honganji Temple and far superior as well. Watch is not very tourist oriented, Buddhist have been established in the everyday, very good.
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