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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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  • Will become of Jodo Shinshu, or world heritage sites visited in the afternoons. You could look in the Guide for the monks who chance per hour free guided tours. Could be very interesting, such as Ginkgo biloba goeido and Amida-Dou, the garden, the mystery wall talking.
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  • Amidado and goeido. You can take off your shoes and go. If you are tired, passage of a restful night's sleep. Touched by the width of the column is used.
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  • Honganji is the mother temple and headquarters of Jodo Shinshu (The True Essence of Pure Land Buddhist Teaching). I've been to many temples and shrines but I can say that this temple is one of the big...  more »
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  • Wonderful! Tranquility and peace that blend the old and new world. A little piece of history alive!
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  • Must not have admission reserved in advance. I think this seowon Academy now remain in Japan. Feel the sign is a temple, but who like being sat. Thinking "and Oh-" and I have a voice!
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  • 2017.11.30.(tree) 13:30 ride visits third whacked (NARA Ikaruga people) Nishi-hongan-JI sun worshippers are three times treasure Academy is open to the public without public I unfortunately look at from the outside flea is painted by the painter of the Kano school and find the net Australia Hua gorgeous a fusuma picture there are some pieces also want to see the real thing building is erected in the early Edo period 1618 longitudinal building much larger joists 29.5 m and 38.5 m style gambrel structure my wife into this tile complicated by is kindness of all invisible body, there is no
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  • 建築物本身就是逾五百年的老古董,所有的紙門跟壁畫都保存非常良好;院內全面禁止攝影,一天只開放兩次進場。 出口有內部明信片可以選購。
  • Not during their cinematography, but both feel the history
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