Founded by shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1602 as a bulwark against the power of nearby Nishi (western) Honganji, the Higashi ... More
Higashi Honganji Temple
Founded by shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa in 1602 as a bulwark against the power of nearby Nishi (western) Honganji, the Higashi (eastern) Honganji temple fulfills this grandiose presence as it covers a vast space close to Kyoto Station. Complete with massive gates, monumental buildings and a sizable colony of pigeons to rival Trafalgar Square in London, it is a 'must-see' location on every visitor's itinerary. Look for the black rope made from female devotees' hair used in the reconstruction of the buildings in the 19th Century. Admission is free.
Higashi Honganji is the most important place for the Jodo Shin Sect(Nishi honganji which is located in near the Higashi Honganji is also ),And we say “Ohigashi san”is Higashi Honganji.
Here is the main temple, it is very big and beautiful!!
This place is located in near the Kyoto station.
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