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MODERNIST TEMPLE
Higashi Honganji| 東本願寺 参拝接待所

Photo © Roland Hagenberg

To commemorate the 500th memorial of its priest Rennyo (1415–1499), the unifier of the Jodo Shinshu school, the temple Higashi Honganji built a new visitor center. Designed by Shin Takamatsu, the structure is rare for its modern design, and was made three-stories deep in order to preserve the temple’s historic scenery. The circular ceiling symbolizes the sun and the moon, and after dark the light pouring from the underground construction creates a crescent.

Address : Shichijyo-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 600-8505

Phone : +81-75-371-9181

Region : Kyoto | Kyoto

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Official Site : Link

Admission : Free

Hours : March to October : 5:50 to 17:30 / November to February : 6:20 to 16:30

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