Higashi Hongan-ji Temple


About Higashi Hongan-ji Temple

Higashi Hongan-ji temple

Higashi Hongan-ji temple is the head temple of the Jodo-Shin Otani sect, and is a temple with a strong faith color unlike the so-called sightseeing temples in Kyoto. The main hall is very grand, and it is not fit for the lens of the digital camera though it is large from the site. Higashi Hongan-ji temple is also called “Ohigashi” and “Ohigashi-san”.

The beginning of the Nishi Hongan-ji temple and Higashi Hongan-ji temple as present separately is to have acquired land in Kyonyo in the Karasuma Rokujo in 1602 and erected the Higashi Honganji temple.

The East Honganji Temple is famous for the feeding of pigeons in local. You can also see the nearby Kyoto Tower from the precincts. Because the admission fee is free, I think that it is suitable for the visit destination of the school excursion.


Higashi Hongan-ji Temple photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒600-8505
754, Tokiwa-cho, Shichijo-noboru, Karasuma-Dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-371-9181
Entrance fee Free
Usual viewing season Autumn leaves of ginkgo avenue
Mid November – Early December

7 minutes walk from “Kyoto Station”

5 min. walk from “Gojo” station

City bus
1 minute walk from “Karasuma Shichijo” bus stop

Parking lot Buses and passenger cars can use the public pay parking meter in front of the gate.
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