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Higashi Hongan-ji Interesting

Higashi Hongan-ji
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Higashi Hongan-ji Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

Founded in the 16C, Higashi Hongan-ji became the headquarters of the Jodo Shin-shu sect in 1602 and Shinran Shonin's mausoleum was transferred here. The Founder's Hall, Goei-do, is one of the largest wooden edifices in the world. Walking down the corridor separating the Goei-do from the Amida Hall, you will see a kezuna in a glass box. It is one of the ropes used to raise the beams of Goei-do and is made from hair donated by female believers. The largest is 10m long and weighs a ton.

Useful Information

  • Address : 16-15 Motomachi - Pente Nijukken-zaka J - Kyoto 604 8571604 8571Kyoto

Opening hours :

  • 9am-5pm

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