Nishi Hongan-ji

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Nishi Hongan-ji (Photo: Leonid Andronov /

Nishi Hongan-ji is a large Buddhist temple west of Kyoto train station. Together with Higashi Hongan-ji, together with Nishi Hongan-ji, it is one of the two temple complexes of Shin Buddhism in Kyoto. It currently also serves as the main temple of the Jodo -Shin sect, one of the largest Buddhist sects in Japan with over 10,000 sub-temples across the country and 200 temples overseas.



Hanayacho-sagaru, Horikawa-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, 600-8501 (Directions)


5:30 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 5:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 5:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 5:30 - 17:00
Thursday 5:30 - 17:00
Friday 5:30 - 17:00
Saturday 5:30 - 17:00
Sunday 5:30 - 17:00
Holidays 5:30 - 17:00


Free entry

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What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

General Amenities

  • Information Counter
  • Prayer rooms

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