Dec. 27, 2018 UPDATE

Honno-ji Temple

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Traveler Friendly
The temple is in Teramachi, so it is very easy to find. They also have brochures in English about the temple.
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
157 4 7.3 1 reviews
Dec. 27, 2018 UPDATE

Honno-ji Temple

- 本能寺 -
Traveler Friendly
The temple is in Teramachi, so it is very easy to find. They also have brochures in English about the temple.
Information
Japanese and English.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
157 4 7.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Honno-ji Temple is a temple in Teramachi Shopping Street that has historical relations with the daimyo Oda Nobunaga
Honno-ji Temple is a quiet temple in the shopping street of Teramachi. The temple is famous for the “Honno-ji incident” in which daimyo Oda Nobunaga was forced to commit seppuku after he was betrayed by his samurai general Akechi Mitsuhide. The temple itself was founded in 1415 by Nichiryu Shonin, and because after this the temple has been burned down and moved places many times, the present place is not the as that where Oda Nobunaga committed seppuku, but you can find the graves of him and his servants at the temple even today. Also, even though the temple is inside a shopping arcade, it is rather big and quiet, so you can look at it in peace. This is a great place for you to combine shopping with a temple visit.
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7.3 Great
experience8.0 access6.0 photogenic8.0
Laura - Japan
Dec. 20, 2018
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Open Hours
6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reservations
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Closed
Open every day.
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