“One of the largest wooden structures in the world”
I find Honganji Temple over a moat of water filled with lily pads. The temple has a cleansing basin with a water-breathing dragon the looks simply stunning. The Goeido Hall is the second largest wooden structure in Kyoto. It is also one of the world’s largest wooden structures. The garden a place of National Scenic Beauty.
I learn a little history at Honganji Temple, specifically that the Shinran sect is the type of Buddhism here. In 1532 a Nichiren Buddhism sect felt that the Shinran sect was becoming too powerful, so they burned down the temple. Fortunately, it has since been rebuilt, and looks incredible.
Hongan-ji Temple, a valuable site representing modern Japanese architecture of Kyoto