Hōnen-in Temple

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Name in Japanese: 法然院
Area: Kyoto
Address: 30番地 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8422, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 75-771-2420 +81 75-771-2420
Access: 1.9 km from Keage Station Tōzai Line (T9)
2.0 km from Chayama Station Eizan Main Line (E3)
2.3 km from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)
Admission: Free
Website: http://www.honen-in.jp/

Known for its stunning moss-covered entrance gate, Honen-in temple has plenty to see. While the Main Hall is only open twice a year (April 1st – 17th for Camellia season and November 1st-7th for Autumn leaves) the gardens are known for the beautiful ponds and sand mounds which offer purity to those who walk between them.