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  Cultural Attractions

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.



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

 Nearest Transit: Gojo (Line: Karasuma)

 +81 75-371-9181


Higashi Honganji and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

To-ji(1.5 km)
The Shingon To-ji Temple dates back to 796 AD and is known for having the tallest wooden pagoda in Japan, an iconic 5-storey 55 m high structure.

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha(2.9 km)
Fushimi Inari-Taisha at the base of the Inari mountain is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the rice god.

Higashi Otani Mausoleum

Higashi Otani Mausoleum(2.5 km)
The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

Hosomi Art Museum

Hosomi Art Museum(1.7 km)
The Hosomi Art Museum showcases Japanese religious art from all periods of history, sourced from local temples and shrines.

Kodai-ji Temple

Kodai-ji Temple(2.3 km)
The Kodai-ji Temple was built in 1606 in the memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife Nene by Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple(1.8 km)

Kyoto International Manga Museum
Kyoto National Museum

Kyoto National Museum(1.3 km)

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