Explore the secluded woodland of Honen-in, a temple set in peaceful grounds. While the actual temple buildings open to the public only twice yearly (the first week in April, and the first week in November), you are always free to explore the calming surroundings, complete with raked gravel gardens and a tranquil carp pond. Be sure to check out the onsite gallery, which frequently exhibits national and international artists. Make Honen-in a centerpiece of your Kyoto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .
好きな寺院の一つで、哲学の道を歩く時は、必ず寄ります。 哲学の道からは数分の所ですが、いつ訪れても、静謐な空気が流れています。今回は、紅葉の真っ盛りの時期でしたが、それでも、銀閣寺の参道や哲学の道の喧騒を忘れることができるぐらい静かで、心が落ち着きました。 特に好きなのが、茅葺屋根の山門までの凛とした眺めです。境内も本堂も、さらには紅葉までも派手さはありませんが、この寺院に合っていて、風情が... more »At one of my favorite temples, when I walk on a philosophical path, I always lean. It is a few minutes from the way of philosophy, but whenever you visit it, tranquil air flows. This time, it was the time of the hotseat of the autumnal leaves, but still, it was quiet enough to be able to forget the bustle of the approach of the Ginkakuji and the philosophy, and the mind settled down. It is a dignified view to the gate of the thatched roof especially favorite. The temple grounds, the main hall, and even the autumnal leaves are not flashy, but they are suitable for the temples, there is a taste, and you can feel ' wabi lonely '.
40年近く前の修学旅行。当時はコース上にあったというだけで何もわからず入りました。でも、静かで落ち着いた雰囲気、澄んだ空気が流れていて、なんだかとっても感動したのを覚えています。 哲学の道から少し外れているので、案内版に注意して行きましょう！ 法然院の大きな石柱が目印。少し急な階段を上がると左手方向にまっすぐ道が続いています。道の先のやや高いところに山門。茅葺き屋根？の質素な門なのですが、存在感が... more »A school trip nearly forty years ago. At that time, I did not know anything just because it was on the course. But I remember the quiet, calm atmosphere, the clear air flowing, and I was really moved. Because it is a little out of the way of the philosophy, let's pay attention to the guide version! A big stone pillar of Honen-in is a landmark. If you go up the stairs a little steep, the road goes straight in the left hand direction. The gate is a little high on the road. Thatched roof? is a simple gate, but there is a sense of existence. And, the inner garden spreads when passing through the gate. The characteristic here is that the temple gate is in a high position, so that there is a precinct overlooking! It is the best impression when passing through the gate and a narrow road toward the temple gate! I think that the main hall is in front of the gate, but the main hall here is in the right hand direction. It's just a small donation (maybe it's just the day I went). There is a quiet precinct, no amazing, or there is no flashy. There are not a lot of tourists either by chance. Something amazing "good qi" is flowing. The bride I went with was also "the best!" He said. It is my push.
Tranquil temple. The garden is superb with nice Japanese bonsai
Loved this park, I was the only person there when I went and it feels somewhah mystical.
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