[Shrine & Temple] Nishi Hongwanji

There is popular temple in Horikawa street.

 

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This temple is Nishi Hongwanji temple.

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Nishi Hongwanji, the Buddhist temple in Kyoto Shimogyo. This temple is a head temple of Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji School.

Precinct is designated as a national historic site, it is also a World Heritage Site as “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”.

It is a large ginkgo, which is also referred to as the “upside down ginkgo”. And, the old is more than 400 years.

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Besides, there are a number of important cultural property in this temple.

The drum tower called Taiko-ro in Japanese is one of them.

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And, everyone can enter into the main hall of Nishi Hongwanji, for free.

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Monzencho, Shimogyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

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