Official name, Shinshu Hombyo. This temple is popularly known as the Higashi Honganji Temple because it is located to the east of Nishi Honganji Temple.
Famous for being one of the largest wooden architectural structures in the world, its large Founder's Hall gate is worth a look.
Nishi Honganji Temple
A 16-minute walk (1.3 km)
Official name, Ryukokuzan Honganji. Being one the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, this site is registered as a piece of World Heritage.
The Karamon Gate national treasure is decorated gorgeously with fantastic carvings.
A 20-minute walk (1.7 km)
Located in Mibu, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, this temple is the main temple of the Risshu sect, and is famous for its connection with the Shinsengumi.
A 25-minute walk (2.1 km)
Newly opened in 2012, this is the first aquarium in Japan using 100% artificial seawater.
No doubt you will enjoy the dolphin show, but there are also exhibition zones themed on Kyoto's river and sea.
A 28-minute walk (2.4 km)
A large park near Kyoto Station, and adjacent to Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum.
On the first Saturday of every month, a handmade goods market is held.
A 2-minute walk (130m)
A shop that sells Kyoto confectioneries. The classic "yasai sembei" and "usubeni", as well as confectioneries only made in the summer are great for souvenirs.
Opening hours 9:00 to 17:00
Holidays Sundays & public holidays
A 4-minute walk (350m)
A shop that sells Kyoto pickled vegetables. Pickled vegetables of the season are available. There is a wide range of delicious pickles made the old fashioned way.