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Nishi Honganji, Kyoto

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#23 of 347 in Historic Sites in 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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  • The Middle Temple which was to my hotel. Directly allocated large gates that close at night. From the interesting-there often go sightseeing groups, and you can listen to them. There are halls of the temple, but there the cold floor, and shoes must be. There is a park. In time the monks carry out service. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • Didn't have a chance just to the Kyoto visiting well in business, but always through the ginkaku-ji Temple before the visit. Private time, visited with his family, but both felt amidado and goeido. Highlights include the karamon of treasure so far. Clarity also remarks that the tour was happened to be resting in the Office, participated in it, but the introduction of various episodes, enjoyed.
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  • In the 10 years Buri had to shelter. Last repair works had been in a big way, so most of them was covered with scaffolding and sheets, this time seemed a really huge temple buildings is a respectable institution that knew better. And go and see the temple tour, General Office, had seen ago on the net is very friendly answers two women carefully guide you in me. Tour of bridge and West's Jodo Shinshu honganji sect arrived at what points only to verbally explain, was to show large shamelessly in two buildings in. Interesting thought that notice does not say things are made in several ways that repair of the building's floors, etc.. There is difference in how to be said was right is, I also had the opportunity to participate.
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