World Heritage: Nishi Honganji Temple4.3
Nishi Honganji Temple was erected in the late 16th century by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who unified the country, and features some of the finest architectures from the sumptuous Momoyama period. The dazzling Karamon Gate has colorful ornamental carvings, and the majestic Goeido Hall is dedicated to Shinran, the founder of a sect the temple belongs to. You will be greeted with the 400-year-old, huge gingko trees at the entrance area.
As this is the head temple of a Buddhist sect that has over 10,000 subtemples across the country, you will see more of worshippers than sightseers in the compound. It has a serene atmosphere and you will walk in socked feet on tatami mats in the buildings. Admission is free and photography is allowed. It is a 15-minute walk from Kyoto Station.
Purposeeasily accessible,elderly,world heritage,family,knows a lot about Japan,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 36.1km) Google Transit
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4.0in the last week
It's a lovely place to visit if your out and about In Kyoto, it has beautifully architecture and a lovely land scape they even have English tours available there for tourists and its a really fascinating place I would recommend checking it out.
5.0in the last week
Beautiful and relaxing place. Some areas are under reconstruction right now, but you can find a replica and some pictures in the information centre.
5.0a month ago
Soothing, calm and relaxing spot with a mild beautiful landscape. Also has some interesting flowers.
4.03 weeks ago
Relaxing place. When were there by complete chance there was a choir performing which really added to the experience.
5.0a month ago
A huge temple with a relaxing mood. An amazing place.
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Nishi Honganji or West Main Grand Temple has been desgnated as World Heritage Site and attract many turists since it is very near from Kyoto Station.
Nishi Honganji or West Main Grand Temple has been desgnated as World Heritage Site and attract many turists since it is very near from Kyoto Station.Read moreClose