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Higashi Honganji, Kyoto

The Higashi Honganji Temple is the headquarters of the Honganji faction of the Jodo Shinshu sect.

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.


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About Higashi Honganji

 Karasuma Shichi-jo Agaru, Kyoto, Japan, 〒600-8505 下京区烏丸通七条上る常葉町754

 +81 75-371-9181

 higashihonganji.or.jp

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