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    Honenin Temple is one of the Buddhist temples along Kyoto’s Philosopher’s Walk. Honenin Temple is a beautiful secluded Japanese Temple, which is famous for its thatched gate and paintings on the sliding screens in the head priest’s quarters are attributed to the Kano school of painters. Honenin Temple also features a Japanese pond garden and sculpted sand formations can be seen near the temple gate. The graveyard holds memorial stones for a number of authors such as Tanizaki Junichiro and other well-known people. Honenin Temple was founded in 1681 by the 38th abbot of Chion-in Temple on the site of a temple where Honen (1133-1212: founder of the Jodo sect) and his disciples trained. Honenin Temple was established to honour Honen.

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