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Chion-in is the sacred headquarters of the Jodoshu sect founded by priest Honen in 1175. The original temple on the site was built in 1234 by Honen's disciple Genchi, but the current structures date from the 17th century. Highlights include the monumental Sanmon (main gate), the colossal temple bell which is the largest in Japan, and the nightingale floor of the corridor behind the main hall.



About Chion-in

 400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-8686, Japan

 Nearest Transit: Higashiyama (Line: Tozai)

 +81 75-531-2111

Chion-in and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple(1.3 km)
The Kiyomizu-dera on Mt Otowa is an 8th century Buddhist temple dedicated to Senju-Kannon.


Anraku-ji(2 km)
The Anraku-ji Temple presents a breathtaking sight in cherry blossom season and autumn, which are the only times it is accessible to the public.

Eikandō Temple

Eikandō Temple(1.4 km)
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Ginkakuji(2.6 km)
The Ginkaku-ji Temple, known as the Silver Pavilion, is a 15th century Zen temple with a sand garden, moss garden, and reflecting pond.


Honen-in(2.3 km)
Honen-in is a Jodoshu temple built in 1680 to honor the priest Honen.

Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine(1.2 km)
The Shinto Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (Kyoto).

Higashi Otani Mausoleum

Higashi Otani Mausoleum(0.6 km)
The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

Hosomi Art Museum

Hosomi Art Museum(1.4 km)
The Hosomi Art Museum showcases Japanese religious art from all periods of history, sourced from local temples and shrines.

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