The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. The cemetery of the Higashi Hongan-ji temple has the tombs of thousands of people associated with the sect.
Nearest Transit: Higashiyama (Line: Tozai)
Higashi Otani Mausoleum and Nearby Attractions on Map
Kiyomizu Temple(0.8 km)
The Kiyomizu-dera on Mt Otowa is an 8th century Buddhist temple dedicated to Senju-Kannon.
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(1.9 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.
Honen-in is a Jodoshu temple built in 1680 to honor the priest Honen.
Heian Shrine(1.7 km)
The Shinto Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (Kyoto).
Higashi Honganji(2.5 km)
The Higashi Honganji Temple is the headquarters of the Honganji faction of the Jodo Shinshu sect.
Hosomi Art Museum(1.3 km)
The Hosomi Art Museum showcases Japanese religious art from all periods of history, sourced from local temples and shrines.
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