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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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  • October 3, 2017
    Kyoto remains very much, East of Nishi hongan-ji Temple is as close to the station and with. New selected group, religion or, here are worth a look, was very quiet.
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  • September 30, 2017
    You can enjoy the essence of the shrines and temples. This is the place if Higashi honganji Temple and according to the Kyoto deaetara want to see take a look at. It is a design of Momoyama-era buildings, and stunning gardens, magnificent.
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  • September 27, 2017
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