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Nishi Honganji, Kyoto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • Open Sesame is a 5:30 in the morning. It is served from 6. You can feel the atmosphere and go this time around and here is that religious institutions. And more and more tourists come simply eliminates the atmosphere. I think that it is worth to get up early and see the work in the morning.
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  • Easy access, freedom air, but be careful not to enter the holy sites without due caution, especially with respect to shoes.
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  • 。 It is a majestic gate itself no glitz in the form known as Korai gate. Also flourished as a town old town streets are lined with shop may
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  • Nam myoho renge kyo
  • Good example of a center of Buddhism and very easy access to a well maintained set of buildings. An information center makes it easy to cool down or warm up with a few vending machines to help.
  • If you like traditional japanese karamon gates and huge temple buildings, you will like Nishi Honganji. Otherwise, it could be quite boring. Be sure to watch at the wooden floor on the veranda, there are a lot of wooden plugs. The most famous ones (fuji, aubergine...) are at the most north side. Great: everything is free and you are even allowed to shoot photos inside. Not so great: The best things like the No-Stage and the garden aren't open to the public. Last but not least: no constructions anymore! (June 2012)
  • Nice large temple without too many visitors. Free entry.
  • Free entrance, Nice view of huge traditional buildings!!
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