Higashi Honganji

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HIGASHI HONGANJI – PLACES WHERE YOU MUST CHECK

Hello. I am Limun.

Do you know a temple called Higashi Honganji, one of the famous temple in Kyoto.

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NAME

The formal name of Higashi Honganji is Shinsyu Honbyou.

There is other temple called Honganji near Shinsyu Honbyou.

And Shinsyu Honbyou is located east of Honganji.

So Honganji is called Nishi Honganji. (Nishi means west)

Shinsyu Honbyou is called Higashi Honganji. (Higashi means east)

HISTORY

It is difficult to explain all in this article.

But Higashi Honganji is build in 1602.

If you want to learn detail, please check wikipedia.

MIEIDO

Mieido(御影堂) is one of the best places to see.

It is a big building and so many kawara(tiles).

It is said 175967 pieces of kawara is used.

In old times, Mieido is called Daishido, but it is changed in 1981 to Mieido because a law related religion was changed.

AMIDADO

Amidado(阿弥陀堂) is also one of the best places to see.

It is main building that main Budda statue is saved called Hondo.

It is a kind of a container that saves many historical pictures.

CONCLUSION

Higashi Honganji is a very good place to see.

It is near to Kyoto station. You can go by walk from Kyoto station.

And there are many historical, beautiful buildings in Higashi Honganji.

Please visit there if you come Japan if you interested in.

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