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Chion-in is the sacred headquarters of the Jodoshu sect founded by priest Honen in 1175.
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.
400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-8686, Japan
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