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Higashi Honganji, Kyoto

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Visit the headquarters of a Buddhist sect at Higashi Honganji, a temple bearing the same name as the sect. Established in 1602 by Shogun Tokugawa leyasu when splitting the existing Shin sect in two, the center of Higashi Honganji sits just a few streets to the east of Nishi Honganji, the headquarters of the other faction created after the Shogun's interference. Stroll through the temple's traditional Japanese garden and admire the large wooden structure of the main temple hall, rebuilt in 1895 after a fire burned down the original temple. Plan to visit Higashi Honganji and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kyoto attractions using our Kyoto trip tool .
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  • Even when you have no time because you can go on foot from Kyoto station, no admission fee please feel free to explore. Large building there is impressive.
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  • Here, every year on new year's day and summer please is. Come here and sit in front of Shinran Shonin's very calm mind. I wonder if you can meet again in the near future.
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