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Hoko-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Hoko-ji Temple


The temple was originally founded by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1586 but broken down by an earthquake in 1596. After the death of Hideyoshi, it was re-constructed by Hideyoshi's son Toyotomi Hideyori. The temple triggered the Siege of Osaka since Tokugawa Ieyasu claimed that the message on the temple's bell demeans Ieyasu. The original bell still exists and is now designated as a national important cultural property.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:00


  • Irregular

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Hondo main hall: 200 yen (General, Adult)
  • Hondo main hall: 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Shichijo Station on the Keihan Main Line
  • 5 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #206 bus. Get off at Sanjusangendo-mae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 527-2, Chayacho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0931


Camellia Tea Ceremony @camelliakyoto - 2020-07-16
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Guy Reisman @ReismanGuy - 2019-09-27
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AlisaK @Ali_Kageuchi - 2019-07-17
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Parker Fairchild @MrGameWatch64 - 2019-03-12
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MoJo @joachimLeclerc - 2018-11-09
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HIRRO424 @FotoartsN - 2018-05-22
Shachi-hoko or orca ornaments
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Ibis Eagles AFC @IbisEaglesAFC - 2017-12-03
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Ibis Eagles AFC @IbisEaglesAFC - 2017-10-21
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Ibis Eagles AFC @IbisEaglesAFC - 2017-09-09
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Ibis Eagles AFC @IbisEaglesAFC - 2017-08-19
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Ibis Eagles AFC @IbisEaglesAFC - 2017-08-12
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Ibis Eagles AFC @IbisEaglesAFC - 2017-05-14
90'+1 Civil Service - Ibis Eagles AFC 1-3: Goal! Temple (@IbisEaglesAFC) scores, assist came from Olagunju… https://t.co/TCgf8QS16a
Kyoto Daily Photo @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2016-01-26
...the eye-opening ceremony of Hoko-ji's (方広寺) Great Buddha, he retired to spare his temple from the wrath of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Nisshin...
Japan Meta Guide @meta_guide_jp - 2015-12-10
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King @Deamon_09 - 2015-06-06
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