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Just like Nishi Honganji it’s impressively big, I especially liked the main gate. It’s a short walk from Kyoto Station to the temple. It’s also worth visiting the garden, Shosei-en, which is a short walk to the east.
Walk straight out of Kyoto station main entrance and across the main street , straight ahead about 10-15 min walk and you will come to the large temple complex and grounds, Huge impressive Chinese style gate ,lets you into the large open courtyard and the...More
Impressive building near the city center of Kyoto.
We went here twice and both times it wasn’t busy.
Great to have a rest inside the temple (shoes off) and take a moment to look around and see the amazing lots of work it must have...More
Only a small section of the temple complex is open to the public. Be sure to pick up the free pamphlet at the Information Center that describes the must see areas.
The two main buildings are up a set of stairs after removing one's shoes....More
This temple is walking distance from Kyoto station and just opposite you'll find a beautiful garden. The entrance is free and there are few empty halls to visit. The architecture is amazing and has nice pictures. They'll make you take your shoes off but provide...More
Interesting to visit this temple and the rival next door (Nishi Honganji) rigth away.
You can see and compare. They are very open to teach you with a good environment for meditating/praying. Maybe at some points you can feel that there is a little bit...More
This temple-the EAST ( = higashi)- Honganji-temple was built 11 years afters its sister, the west ( nishi ) -Honganji and is the head temple of the Otani faction of Jodo-Shin Buddhism.
The Goeido Main Hall is Kyoto's largest wooden structure and dedicated to Shrinan,...More
While walking to our hotel from Kyoto Station we passed the Higashi Honganji. We did not realize what this place was until we checked later. We were impressed by the size of the complex and the structures themselves. We did not go inside but it...More
When we were in the viewing platform of the Kyoto Tower we saw this imposing structure, so next day we decided to visit. Well worth half an hour to see some astonishing craftsmanship in the beautiful Buddhist temple. And just a few minutes walk from...More
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.