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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 August 6, 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 July 12, 2017
John R
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Aug 6, 2018
“Teeming with history”
Jul 12, 2017
“500¥ Fee Too Much with Little English Translation ”
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Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Manuel Alejandr... E
Reviewed July 12, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank John R
Reviewed April 16, 2017

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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Kritsana P
Reviewed November 21, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed November 21, 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

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank hoosainnarker
Reviewed August 16, 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

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank kimitakas
Reviewed July 2, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Drdm2013
Reviewed June 19, 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.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed February 19, 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

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Diyana A
Reviewed October 28, 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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank swift314
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goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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