After a long walk from Sanjo- dori, I came across this shrine which perplexed me a bit with its shroud and scaffolding. Located right in the southern end of Kyoto ( a hop and a skip from Kyoto station) the shrine complex and garden are surrounded by a wall.
Parts of the restoration is completed and one can access the main shrine. As a working shrine worshippers were seen during my visit.
The rich and ornate interior details and structures of the main shrine is worth having a look.
The highlight for me were the ginkgo trees in various stages of autumn beauty. Some retained its full tree of leaves, some partial and others have lost all, displaying bare branches. Some parts of the grounds were like a thick yellow carpet whilst some of the leaves caught between the ridges of the roof tiles created a rather beautiful sight.
My visit to Nishi Honganji was in early December for those interested in seeing the ginkgo trees.
Many parts of urban Kyoto streetscape were full of ginkgo trees. Extremely delightful.