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Feb. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Honpo-ji Temple

- 本法寺 -
Traveler Friendly
The temple is not very prepared for foreign guests yet, but they do have a small leaflet which explains the history of the temple in English.
Information
Only in Japanese.
Languages spoken
Japanese and some very simple English.
180 0 5.3 1 reviews
Feb. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Honpo-ji Temple

- 本法寺 -
Traveler Friendly
The temple is not very prepared for foreign guests yet, but they do have a small leaflet which explains the history of the temple in English.
Information
Only in Japanese.
Languages spoken
Japanese and some very simple English.
180 0 5.3 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Honpo-ji Temple is a quiet place of worship in the middle of Kyoto with an incredible garden
The history of Honpo-ji Temple began already in 1436 when the temple was founded by the monk Nisshin. The temple has burned down many times during its long history, but it has always been built again. The temple moved to its current location in 1588 on the orders of the preeminent daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The temple is not too far from subway Kuramaguchi Station, so it’s not difficult to get to, and they even have a very nice illumination event late in the year.
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User Reviews
5.3
experience7.0 access4.0 photogenic5.0
LifeInSakyoku - Finland
Dec. 10, 2018
Details
Open Hours
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Irregular holidays. Check the temples Twitter account for the latest information.
Price range
Adults: 500 yen High school and middle school students: 300 yen
Credit cards
Not accepted
Only take one owl per person.
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