Masayoshi Hirose

Honenin Temple, Shishigatani: Kyoto

Rustic wooden temple off the beaten track

Takako Sakamoto   - 1 min read

I sometimes go back to my hometown Kyoto, but seldom do I walk along the Philosopher's Walk. Yet once in a while, I feel the urge to do so...of course, on weekdays when it's less crowded!

When you walk to Nanzenji Temple from Ginkakuji Temple, you'll see a sign directing the way to Honenin Temple on your left side. Looking at the mossy main gate of it makes you feel like you are finally at home.

Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The histor...