Honen-in is a Jodoshu temple built in 1680 to honor the priest Honen. It is a quiet temple with some interesting raised sand designs.
Japan, 〒606-8422 京都府京都市左京区鹿ケ谷御所ノ段町３０
Nearest Transit: Keage (Line: Tozai)
Honen-in and Nearby Attractions on Map
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.
Chion-in is the sacred headquarters of the Jodoshu sect founded by priest Honen in 1175.
Eikandō Temple(1 km)
The Eikan-do Temple is the headquarters of the Seizan branch of the Jōdoshū Buddhist sect, and features an unusual wooden statue of the Amida Buddha, Mikaeri Amida, that looks to the right rather than facing forward.
The Ginkaku-ji Temple, known as the Silver Pavilion, is a 15th century Zen temple with a sand garden, moss garden, and reflecting pond.
Heian Shrine(1.6 km)
The Shinto Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (Kyoto).
Higashi Otani Mausoleum(2.8 km)
The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.
Kodai-ji Temple(2.9 km)
The Kodai-ji Temple was built in 1606 in the memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife Nene by Tokugawa Ieyasu.
The Kounji Temple is known for its shakkei gardens which frame the Higashiyama hills.
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