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Honen-in Temple Kyoto

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Kyoto | Japan

27 Feb 2024 | Tue

Day 08 of 17

  • Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion Kyoto
  • Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji Temple
  • Philosopher’s Path Walk Kyoto
  • Hōnen-in-Temple Kyoto
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple Kyoto
  • Yakitori Daikichi Kyoto

Honen-in Temple Kyoto

On our walk along the serene Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto, we discovered the charming Honen-in Temple. It was a small temple, nestled quietly among the trees. The peaceful atmosphere and the simple beauty of the temple grounds made our brief visit memorable. We took a moment to appreciate its tranquility before we resumed our journey. Our next stop was the Ginkaku-ji Temple, another beautiful landmark in Kyoto.

Entrance to Honen-in Temple Kyoto

Hōnen-in (法然院) is a Buddhist temple located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, western Japan.

Honen-in is a single-estate temple located in Shikagaya, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto. It was originally part of the Jodo sect, but became independent and is now a single religious corporation. Its official name is Zenkisan Honen-in Manmukyoji Temple. Another name for the temple is “Honzan Shishiya Honen-in”. Currently, part of the temple is open to the public for regular lectures and concerts.

The temple is said to have originated in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), when Honen, together with his disciples, built a hermitage where they practiced the Six-Session Worship and Praise (六時礼讃).

– Honen-in Temple Kyoto > Wikipedia

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