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, founder of the sect.
This hall is 76 m. long, 56 m. wide and 38 m. high and has golden chandeliers and 90 wooden pillars. You can sit here on the tatami anf "feel" the sanctity.
The Amidado hall, almost as large is dedicated to Amida Buddha.
On the grounds you can also admire a huge bronzen bell .
You enter and leave the grounds through the founders gate = Goei-do-mon" gate.
Admire here the ceiling and the massive wooden gate-doors !
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