Symbol of Gion, Yasaka tower

Tower of Yasaka,

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The official name of the temple is Hokanji.
The temple is situated in the middle of the Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple.
It has been popular and is referred to as a “tower of Yasaka”.
Its official name is not very well known.

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The five-story pagoda of height 46 m has become a symbol of Higashiyama.
The “tower of Yasaka” from presence has also become known as pointing to the temple itself.

 

Hokanji
Admission fee 400 yen (elementary school following admission impossible)
Admission time 10:00 to 16:00
Holiday Irregular
Address Yubinbango605-0862 Kyoto Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto Yasakakami Shimizu 388

 

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