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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. To visit Nishi Honganji and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto tourist route planner.
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  • 門口一共有三顆大銀杏樹 我們在12月初前來時葉子已經開始掉落 非常壯觀 許多人在此取景拍照 值得注意的是 只有開到下午五時 不要太晚前來喔 
  • About 20 minute walk from Kyoto Station, very big temple was restored in 2008, it's very big, the day we were there, met many Japanese folk attending a gathering, I presume this is an active Shrine fo...  more »
  • i is not easy to say which is the best place to see in kyoto. like rome. endless city. every days something old but new. too beautiful. 
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  • They have chants at 9:30 and 11:30 everyday a believe.. the national treasure building. Located inside the complex. Number 3 has a hidden garden that is amazing. Very peaceful.
  • Nishi honganji is UNESCO heritage. Reasonably that temple is really beautiful. This temple is one of the top temple own there class.
  • Konjanard visited it's nice place and beutiful so much.
  • While all the other more famous shrines were over crowded, this beautiful and authentic shrine was almost empty! You can visit inside for free, the outside had comfortable facilities (restroom, cafeteria, vending machines, etc.), English brochure and local guide available for free. We enjoyed it very much.
  • Historically important cultural asset. Higashi is more gigantic and impressive maybe. But this one is authentic.