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Honen-in Temple (法然院)

This is a mountain temple of the Jodo Buddhist sect in Higashiyama, with a renovated thatched hut that was once used for six o’clock prayer by Honen priests and their followers. The road leading to the temple has white sand platforms on each side representing water, and by passing between them one’s mind and body can be purified. The garden with pond is particularly wonderful in the autumn season when changing leaves can be seen. The temple is full of special sights including Fusuma-e (painting on a sliding screen) by Kano Mitsunobu, and the grave of Tanizaki Junichiro only open during special time-limited events.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shishigatanigoshonodanchou 30 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757712420
place

6:00-16:00

Review of Honen-in

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/24 Tranquil and lovely
This temple is a little off the beaten path, and much less visited than other temples in Kyoto. I appreciated the peace and tranquility, and found the moss-covered thatched roof of the front gate to...
Reviewed:2019/11/14 THE FRONT GATE IS WORTH THE VISIT
This is the second year trying to get the right photo, this Fall I made it. Approaching the temple, the gate with its thatched roof is highlight with the fall colors is worth the visit. The temple...
Reviewed:2019/11/06 Peaceful
This temple is only a short distance from the Philosophers Walk, about half way down, so we broke off to go and see it. It comprises just a few small building in a pleasant wooded area with a small...

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shishigatanigoshonodanchou 30 [map]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0757712420
Hours
6:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free (During the special exhibition period in the cathedral, the Admission fee in the cathedral is Charge)
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.