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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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Sparrow Design @sparrow_tweets - 2019-07-12
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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-07-10
This is Amidaji's Introduction into Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. You can start your study with it.

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Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2019-07-08
Chion-in:Temple of the Jodo sect head temple in Kyoto. Founder is Honen. https://t.co/ZJi8pAa8oF
林海庵 @rinkaian - 2019-07-01
photo: Honen Shonin in his youth (Zojo-ji Temple) https://t.co/jNY0FykVDA
Adventures in Kyoto @KyotoDailyPhoto - 2019-05-31
Just a little way from the temple, close to the Ristu-sen, is a rock known as Honen’s Bench (法然腰掛石). It was here th… https://t.co/z1qkHf1oIh
Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2019-05-24
Chion-in:Temple of the Jodo sect head temple in Kyoto. Founder is Honen. https://t.co/ZJi8pAa8oF
Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-05-23
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林海庵 @rinkaian - 2019-05-12
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Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2019-05-06
Koumyou-ji:Temple in Kyoto. Sarcophagus of Honen remaining in the temple has a legend that originated enlightened. https://t.co/eA5UOK8gJn
Inside Kyoto @InsideKyoto - 2019-04-30
Photo of the Week: Honen-in Temple gate with spring green

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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-04-25
Some general rules 🙏

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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-04-24
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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-04-24
Today, April 23rd, according to Amidaji calendar, we celebrate Master Seikaku, a disciple of Honen Shonin. He was f… https://t.co/c8LH0ZLjlP
TourGuideAkiko @tourguideakiko - 2019-04-19
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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-04-07
We have two days of celebrations, one after the other. Today we celebrate the birth of Honen Shonin and tomorrow, t… https://t.co/hlYacCLrQZ
Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-04-07
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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-03-11
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Jōshō Adrian Cirlea @josho_adrian - 2019-02-23
My first article translated into Spanish! I hope more will follow!
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Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2019-02-03
Koumyou-ji:Temple in Kyoto. Sarcophagus of Honen remaining in the temple has a legend that originated enlightened. https://t.co/eA5UOK8gJn

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