The Nishi Honganji Temple is the location of a Japanese national treasure in architecture, the "Karamon" gate; a structure representative of the Momoyama culture.
Nishi Honganji is a historic site along with structures on grounds elsewhere that are also designated important national treasures and cultural properties.
Both the "Goei-do" founder's hall and temple hall containing an enshrined image of Amitabha located within are also designated national treasures of an overwhelming scale.
Before the founder's hall stands an enormous 400 year-old ginkgo tree. This is otherwise known as the "inverted ginkgo" because of its shape of roots that spread tall and upwards towards the heavens, revered as one of Kyoto's natural monuments.
(Viewing times / 參拜時間) 5:30 - 17:00
|Hanaya-cho-sagaru, Horikawadori Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto|