Higashihonganji Temple

Higashihonganji Temple

Higashihonganji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Amida Nyorai ( the?Amit?bha Buddha ).

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Name Higashihonganji Temple
"東本願寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 745 Tokiwacho, Shichijyo-agaru, Karasuma-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府京都市下京区烏丸通七条上ル常葉町754" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Kyoto-Minami I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-371-9181

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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