The Higashi Honganji Temple is the headquarters of the Honganji faction of the Jodo Shinshu sect. The main Founder's Hall, Goei-do, is among the largest wooden structures in the world, with 175,000 handmade roof tiles. The hair-rope kezuna, made of hemp and human hair, used in the construction of the building is on display outside the hall. The lovely Shosei-en Garden on the grounds of the temple is worth seeing.
Karasuma Shichi-jo Agaru, Kyoto, Japan, 〒600-8505 下京区烏丸通七条上る常葉町754
Nearest Transit: Gojo (Line: Karasuma)
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