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Kennin-Ji Temple

Oldest Zen temple in Kyoto I really like this temple. It is in a prime location in Higashiyama Ward, pretty close to Gion (the most bustling Geisha district) and to the central area of Kyoto. On top of that, this temple is relatively quieter than nearby crowded sightseeing spots like Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Yasaka …

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Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple

Gorgeous Temple near JR Kyoto Station Nishi-Hongan-ji (West Hongan-ji) is the head temple of Hongan-ji school for Jodo-Shin Buddhist sect. There is another Hongan-ji in Kyoto, called “Higashi-Honganji” (= East Hongan-ji) which will be featured in separate article. Both of these have the same root – “Hongan-ji”. Nishi-Hongan-ji Temple is also about 15 min. walk …