Higashi Honganji Temple

Temple
Higashi Honganji Temple is the head temple of the Otani sect of Shinshu Buddhism. The “Goeido” housing an image of sect founder Shinran is said to be one of the world’s largest wooden buildings with dimensions north-south of 76 meters, east-west of 58 meters, and a height of 38 meters. It was occasionally devastated by fire, and the current building is a reconstruction from the Meiji period. The gate outside Goeido, “Goeidomon,” is one of Kyoto’s three large gates.

Spot details

Address
Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Shimogyo-ku Karasuma-dori Seven Rises
Phone
0753719181
Hours
[Gates open/Gates shut Hours] 5:50-17:30 (Mar.--Octo.)
6:20-16:30 (Nov.--Feb.)
-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
[Night] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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Review

  • Not too much fun
    3.0 Reviewed:2021.05.30
    The complex is huge. There are not clear signages. We did not have too much fun in here. Perhaps a tour would be nice!
  • Locals smirked at us
    1.0 Reviewed:2021.05.29
    There were many locals who looked at us funny. They smirked at us. We know not why. It was a not properly cleaned complex.
  • Security guard berates
    1.0 Reviewed:2021.05.26
    If you want to get berated by security guard, than come here. We do not know what we did wrong, but we were shouted at here.

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