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Ryuhon-ji Temple

立本寺(りゅうほんじ)
Area West
Category Temple

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Ryuhon-ji temple is a the Nichiren sect of Buddhist temple in kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city. This is one of the temples founded by Nichizo, a disciple of Nichiren. Most of the Nichiren temples in Kyoto have not been introduced as sight-seeing places. Ryuhon-ji temple is one of them. There are few tourists and the temple is normally a popular place for elders to relax and for kids to play. For Japanese, a temple that blends into daily life such as Ryuhon-ji temple is probably more preferable. It may be a good place to visit if you are looking for simplicity in a temple that is not crowded with tourists. Also, in the spring, about 40 cherry blossom trees bloom beautifully as if covering the main hall. It is quite a sight worth seeing.

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Somon gate(main gate) of Ryuhon-ji temple. the sakura front of the gate is Someiyoshino(そめいよしの).

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beautiful arch of  cherry blossoms in full bloom.

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the main hall(hondo) of Ryuhon-ji temple temple.

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(left)Soshi-do hall (founder's hall) of Ryuhon-ji temple temple.
(right)Setsudo hall

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Address 107 Ichibancho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
京都府京都市上京区七本松通仁和寺街道上る1番町107
Tel 075-461-6516
Open 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Admission free
URL http://honzan.ryuhonji.nichiren-shu.jp/index.htm
Access 10 minute walk from City Bus Stop Senbon nakadachiuri
10 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kitanotenmangu-mae
10 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kamishichiken
10 minute walk from City Bus Stop Daishogun
15 minute walk from Keifuku Railway Kitano-Hakubaicho Station
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