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Nishi Honganji

Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8358, Kyoto Prefecture
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Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8358, Kyoto Prefecture
Shimogyo-ku
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"kyoto station"
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"mother temple"
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"morning prayer"
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"administration building"
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"memorial service"
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"amida buddha"
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"unesco world cultural heritage"
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"huge temple complex"
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"pure land"
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"few minutes walk"
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"worth a visit"
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"main gate"
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"lovely temple"
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"take pictures"
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"closing time"
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"japanese culture"
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

It was drizzling when I visited Nishi- Honganji and Higashi Honganji, it was quiet with not many people and misty inside, very ethereal. There was a Bonsai and Crysanthemum display that had the best examples of both that I have ever seen.The vast hall is...More

Thank Tasro
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is definitely worth a visit . Although not as large or famous as Higashi Honganji , it is also good . And , just a short walk from Higashi Honganji . That is , both are near Kyoto Station .

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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The temple is inspiring. Walking through it is amazing to see the structures built and the feeling of calmness there.

Thank Brendan_fehon
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

there are a few temples and other buildings here. its interesting and gets better when you go inside spome of the bulldings but its more ablout its history really

Thank mikesbike123
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

It is a huge complex with interesting buildings to explore and some English to enlighten you on history. It is such a peaceful place to visit.

Thank Mon55
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is a beautifully restored building that was not over run with tourists. A place of hugeness in terms of structure. Well worth popping in for a visit and take a few moments to view, reflect and think.

Thank RoamingRobin
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

if you are not Boudhist there is no an big interest to visit this place except the exceptional outside wall fence and doors!

Thank ksarman
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is a huge and impressive temple that could probably fit hundreds of worshippers. The size of the rooms, the lighting, the doors, are immense.

Thank travellerfromatown
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

Peaceful beautifully restored splendidly decorated temple. Only 15 minutes walk from Kyoto Station and 10 minutes walk from Higashi Honganji temple. Entrance is free. Toilets, cafe and shop on the grounds. Friendly staff and multi language guides available. We were fortunate to visit during the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We stayed in a guest house near this temple, so we visited this temple almost everyday. Our kid loves this temple. The Maidenhair tree and the architecture are both beautiful, and every one is welcome to go inside the central hall of the temple. No...More

1  Thank Lucy L
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