Honen-in was founded in 1175 but was basically just a grass hut where the founding priest lived. The present buildings were built in the 1600s.
Honen-in is not known for special things, but more for it's calm atmosphere.
It is not well marked, but is located on a hillside overlooking Philosopher's Path and just a few minutes walk from Ginkakuji.
Nearby is the tomb of Reizei, Japan's 63rd emperor. It is up a narrow walk behind some houses.
Category:Travel and Places
Keywords:Japan Emperors, Japan tombs, Temples
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