The temple includes a number of buildings including two large halls – the Goeidō Hall and the Amida Hall.
The temple was founded in 1602 when Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu split the Jōdo Shinshu sect into two in order to diminish their influence. The other part of the original sect became Nishi Honganji.
- 0.8 km from Gojō Station Karasuma Line (K10)
- 0.9 km from Kyoto Station Tōkaido ShinkansenJR Kyoto Line (A31)Nara Line (D1)Karasuma Line (K11)Kyoto Line (Kintetsu) (B1)Biwako Line (A31)Sagano Line (E1)
- 1.0 km from Tambaguchi Station Sagano Line (E3)