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Teeming with history

Honnoji has some significance for me as a lover of history, such that it was an important part of... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Manuel Alejandr... E
500¥ Fee Too Much with Little English Translation

This temple area is open to the public on several sides of the Main Street or Teramachi in Kyoto... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
John R
Carpinteria, California
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6 Aug 2018
“Teeming with history”
12 Jul 2017
“500¥ Fee Too Much with Little English Translation ”
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522 Honnojicho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8243, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 75-231-5335
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Honnoji has some significance for me as a lover of history, such that it was an important part of my trip. Unfortunately, I arrived rather late and was only able to go around the grounds. That said, it's a really peaceful place despite being in...More

Thank Manuel Alejandr... E
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

This temple area is open to the public on several sides of the Main Street or Teramachi in Kyoto. We just had breakfast and decided to walk in. We really didn't know what it was. We went into the building and we saw a samurai...More

1  Thank John R
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Very beautiful temple which have a long history. Easy to go, in good loacation and near shopping street.

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Honnoji would be much more special if it weren't in a city jam-packed with truly spectacular temples. As it is, it is an interesting historic site, and a lovely restful spot midst the bustle of the shopping arcades. There is a small museum with a...More

1  Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Honnoji Temple is where the great daimyo Oda Nobunaga died in 1582. The shogun was attacked at the temple and then forced by one of his trusted generals, Akechi Mitsuhide, to commit ritual suicide. The temple itself was founded in 1415, and is a part...More

1  Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Honnoji is well known as the place, where Nobunaga was assassinated by Mitsuhide Akechi. In fact, Honnoji at that time was not the actual location. However, the grave of Nobunaga can be found in this temple. From Kawaramachi it is maybe hard to find its...More

1  Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This temple has a long (and somewhat gory) history. Bang in the middle of the shopping street. Nice detour, especially if you are accompanying ladies who are taking a whale of a time for shopping. Serene atmosphere.

1  Thank Drdm2013
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Found Honnoji temple at the entrance to a pedestrianised shopping area. Nice enough temple and definitely worth the visit if you are close by.

Thank Colin7887
Reviewed 20 February 2016

The temple was somewhat difficult to find as we did not expect it to be inside a shopping area. The temple itself is nowhere near as grand as the other famous temples, but it can be interesting if you are a history buff, despite being...More

Thank Diyana A
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

A small temple in the centre of the shopping district, pleasant but nothing special I wouldn't make a special visit as you will probably wander past on your visit to the shopping area very near the Kyoto royal hotel and spa

1  Thank swift314
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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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