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Nishi Honganji, Kyoto

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Designated as a World Heritage Site, Nishi Honganji represents a temple complex where visitors are able to experience contemporary Japanese Buddhism and take a glimpse into Japan's distant past. Founded in the 16th century, the temple remains one of the largest wooden structures in the world, featuring an impressive main gait and a roof made of bark shingles. The temple displays surviving pieces of architecture from the early Edo and Azuchi-Momoyama periods. Put Nishi Honganji at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kyoto sightseeing planner.
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  • Just next to the temple on the side of the Temple temple, you can join the audience. The downside is that it takes a distance to get here from the train station, but it's definitely worth it. Like the temple, there are no people on non-working days.
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  • This year's new year's day was made suggested in the afternoon. It was the first time entering in the main hall of this. Love the relaxed atmosphere.
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  • Immense. Right in the heart of the city, near the station. Not very busy. Easy to explore at your own pace. Should take off shoes before stepping onto the wooden stairs.
  • This is one of the biggest temple in Japan, and it is pretty close to Kyoto station. Don't miss the Main Hall, the Daisho-in Hall and the majestic Karamon gate with beautiful carvings. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site, and not to be missed!
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