Higashi Hongan-ji

Interesting
Founded in the 16C, Higashi Hongan-ji became the headquarters of the Jodo Shin-shu sect in 1602 and Shinran Shonin's mausoleum was transferred here. The Founder's Hall, Goei-do, is one of the largest wooden edifices in the world. Walking down the corridor separating the Goei-do from the Amida Hall, you will see a kezuna in a glass box. It is one of the ropes used to raise the beams of Goei-do and is made from hair donated by female believers. The largest is 10m long and weighs a ton.

Useful information

Address : 

Motomachi - Pente Nijukken-zaka 16-15

Opening hours

9am-5pm

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Prince Toshihito (1579-1629) and his son
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The crowds that flock here bear witness
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