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Hongwan - ji Temple

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Hongwan - ji Temple, the main temple of the Hongwan - ji Temple subsect of the Jodo Shinshu sect, was moved to its present site in 1591. Some of the buildings date back from the 16th to 18th centuries. The temple garden is designated as a special place of scenic beauty. The precincts are dominated by the magnificence of the Founder's Hall (Goeido) and Amida Buddha Hall (Amidado), both of which are designated as Important Cultural Properties. The Karamon (Chinese-style Gate), said to be a relic from Fushimi Castle, along with the north Noh stage (the oldest in Japan), Koku Library (Kokushoin) and Haku Library (Hakushoin), Hiunkaku (all of which are buildings are designated as National Treasures), preserve the essence of the magnificent Momoyama culture.


Address :
Monzen-cho, Hanayamachi-sagaru, Samegai-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
075-371-5181
Access :
Take city bus to Nishihonganji Mae
Open :
5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (until 6:00 from May to August)
Fee :
No admission charge to precincts

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