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“Impressive”
Review of Higashi Honganji

Higashi Honganji
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US$121.30*
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day
Ranked #63 of 1,367 things to do in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

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.

Thank jolav12
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"main hall"
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"kyoto station"
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"founder's hall"
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"human hair"
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"huge temple"
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"amida buddha"
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"minutes walk from the main"
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"open courtyard"
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"tatami mats"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"free admission"
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"temple compound"
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"excellent temple"
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

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 massive and very architecturally designed main temple/shrine , there are other buildings around the temple grounds , but the main temple/shrine is quite an impressive building, shes off as in virtually all temple/shrines if you want to go inside ,the large and colourful worship hall , the hall of the Amida Buddha . Love the dragon water feature in front of the temple , well worth a look .

1  Thank mickknap
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Higashi Honganji is must see temple. lovely architect which is very close to Kyoto Station and Yodobashi.

Thank Aimée-Linh M
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

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 cost to make something like this.
Outside it would be much nicer if the change the pebbles for more grass.

Thank ReisDNA
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

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. Plastic bags are available so that you can take your shoes along as you explore. No videos or photos allowed in the Prayer Hall.

In the covered section linking the two main buildings, you will find the famous "hair rope" and a sled used to transport large items. The ladies restroom is opposite the sled, the men's room is downstairs. Plastic slippers are provided inside the restroom.

If you are in the area, this temple is worth stopping by for half an hour. It is usually very quiet unless there is a special event in progress.

1  Thank Dushi-NY
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