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Higashi Hongan-ji Fushimi Betsuin Temple

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Higashi Honganji Temple

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple is located in a center of Kyoto. It can be reached within five... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Krakow, Poland
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impressive and accessible temple complex

Higashi Hongan-ji is the Eastern temple of a pair of temples of the Nishi Buddhist order. Like many... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 May 2018
“Higashi Honganji Temple”
5 Apr 2018
“impressive and accessible temple complex”
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609 Osakamachi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-8048, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-601-1939
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I thought I was all templed out. It was 38 degrees yesterday (yes, celsius, like the whole world uses) and i would have been just as happy to go to Lawsons. But seriously, how you gonna pass this? It is less than 5 minutes' walk...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple is located in a center of Kyoto. It can be reached within five minutes walk from Gojo station, which is one station away from Kyoto station. It is a Shin Buddhist temple. The temple was established in 1602.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed this temple compound as it was quiet and not many people. Nice buildings, especially the main temple building with its prayer hall. In the back area is a nice compound, do not miss this one!

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Higashi Hongan-ji Fushimi Betsuin Temple was just about 15 minutes walking distance from Kyoto JR Station. The temple compound was really impressive and entrance therein was free. Most of the timber structures were rebuilt ones after fire accidents in the past. Nonetheless this temple is...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018

Higashi Hongan-ji is the Eastern temple of a pair of temples of the Nishi Buddhist order. Like many Japanese buildings, it has burned down in the past, and this complex dates from 1895, though the original was built in 1602. The buildings are austere and...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Kyoto! This is one of the great temples right at the heart of Kyoto in Japan! Staff are so polite, kind and helpful too!!!

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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Because of its great location, we can spend our last hour of visit to Kyoto in here. The temple is quite big in size in terms of space therefore you feel very relaxed. The scene is also quite attractive.

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This temple is just 10 mn from Kyoto station. It is totally free and vast. The main hall the founder hall which I visited is just massive and imposing.

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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