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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. Put Nishi Honganji at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto sightseeing planner.
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  • Can I in like other temples in and around anything and really pray to was the idea of faith, such as or, to listen to the chanting of Buddhist temples. Quiet, clean air, was a welcome antidote.
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  • there are a few temples and other buildings here. its interesting and gets better when you go inside spome of the bulldings but its more ablout its history really  more »

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