All Temples in Shimogyo

Shimogyo Temples

Guide to Shimogyo Temples including all the popular temples in Shimogyo. Most temples in Japan are  Buddhist Temples. There are some very old Japanese Temple which were established over 1,200 years ago. Today some of these very old wooden temple buildings still survive, however many have been destroyed by lightning, fire, earthquakes, storms or war and have been rebuilt over the years. Still many of these rebuilt temple buildings are hundreds of years old. Many of these very old Japanese Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

  • Nishi Honganji Temple

    Nishi Honganji Temple is one of two Buddhist temples two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Nishi Honganji Temple features a large hall which are designated Important Cultural Properties. Nishi Honganji Temple also features a Japanese garden which is designated as a Special Place Read more [...]

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    Honganji Temple

    Honganji Temple is actually two Buddhist temples two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Both feature large halls which are designated Important Cultural Properties. The Nishi Honganji Temple features a Japanese garden which is designated as Special Place of Scenic Beauty and a UNESCO Read more [...]

  • Higashi Honganji Temple

    Higashi Honganji Temple is one of two Buddhist temples a two hundred metres apart in Kyoto, which were until recently the one temple. Higashi Honganji Temple is now officially called Shinshu Honbyo, but is known by most people as Higashi Honganji Temple. Higashi Honganji Temple features a large hall which Read more [...]