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Higashihonganji

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Highlight:Higashi Honganji is located not far from Kyoto Station, and stands in sharp contrast to the metropolitan landscape it is surrounded by. It is one of the largest temples in Japan and is the headquarters of the Otani School of the Jodo-Shin (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism. Its founder, Shinran, was a disciple of Honen, a radical priest, who stated that salvation is possible by chanting the Nembutsu, the phrase, "I take my refuge in the Amida Buddha"...

Open:5:50-6:20am to 4:30-5:30pm
Admission:free
Address:Shichijo-agaru Karasuma-dori Shimogyo-ku

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Palace

Kyoto Gosho Old Imperial Palace

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Highlight:Kyoto gosho was the residence of the Imperial family up until 1868. The palace complex is enclosed by a long wall and consists of several gates, halls and gardens.

Open:must make advanced reservations
Admission:free
Address:3 KyotoGyoen Kamigyo-ku Kyoto City

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Kinkakuji

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Highlight:Kinkakuji was built in 1393 as a retirement villa for the Shogun Yoshimitsu Ashikaga. After his death, his son converted the building into a Rinzai Zen temple. In 1950, a fanatical young monk burned down the Golden Pavilion. And a novel was written based on the occurrence.

Open:9:00am to 5:00pm
Admission:400 Yen
Address:1 Kinkakuji-cho Kitaku

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Sanzen-in

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Highlight:The temple was founded by another famous scholar in the Heian period and his 8th son became the first head monk of the temple.

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Admission:700 Yen
Address:540 Raikoin-cho Ohara Sakyo-ku

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Daitokuji


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Manshuin


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Palace

Shugakuin Rikyu Palace


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Shrine

Otajinja


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Shrine

Kamigamojinja


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Jissoin


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Kibunejinja


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Jakkō-in


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Hōsen-in


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