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Honen-in Temple

Travel Guide - Honen-in Temple

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Honen-in Temple was founded in 1680 by Banbu from Chinen-in Temple to honour Honen, the founder of the Jodo school of Buddhism. This is a secluded temple with carefully raked Chisen-style gardens set back in the woods. Once walking through the temple's thatched Sanmon Gate, you will find sand mounds called "Byakusadan" on either side of the approach. The patterns drawn on both mounds represent water flow, and passing between the mounds means purifying your soul.
There are a number of graves of litterateurs and scholars in the temple, such as Junichiro Tanizaki, Konan Naito, Hajime Kawakami, and Shuzo Kuki. The temple is also famous for its Japanese camellias that bloom in spring. Visitors are allowed to enter the temple's buildings during the special periods in April and November.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 6:00 - 16:00

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Special viewing (April 1 - 7): 500 yen (General, Adult); 300 yen (Student)
  • Special viewing (November 1 - 7): 800 yen (General, Adult); 400 yen (Student)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 35 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #5 bus. Get off at Jodoji Bus stop, then walk 10 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 30, Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8422

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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-02-01
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Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2018-12-21
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