The Higashi Hongan-ji Temple is managed by the Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism and is dedicated to their founder, Shinran Shonin. It is an active temple in the heart of Kyoto and is always full of worshippers and visitors.
The Higashi Hongan-ji Temple was founded by the Tokugawa Shogun, Ieyasu and built in 1602. The original buildings were destroyed by repeated fires and the present structure dates back to 1859. After the Meiji Restoration, a religious organization called the Shinshū Otani... view more