Chion-in (知恩院, Monastery of Gratitude) in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan is the headquarters of the Jōdo-shū (Pure Land Sect) founded by Hōnen (1133–1212), who proclaimed that sentient beings are reborn in Amida Buddha's Western Paradise (Pure Land) by reciting the nembutsu, Amida Buddha's name.
The vast compounds of Chion-in include the site where Hōnen settled to disseminate his teachings and the site where he died.
Taleah Cox | Dec 29, 2017
Your average temple, with a really cool gate. I was lucky enough to go on a day where the monks were ringing the large bell. That was beautiful!
Joshua Tan | Dec 13, 2017
Grand place. Outside of autumn this place wouldn't be 5 stars.
Corbin InJapan | Feb 19, 2018
A bit packed, but sooooo worth it to come during New Years when they LITERALLY ring in the new year
Oh-hyun Kwon | Sep 6, 2017
The main temple is under renovation and blocked off until 2019. But the area still offers much for visitors. Try hojo garden for 400 yen. It's worth the price.
Michael Suresh Raj | Dec 10, 2017
Chion-in is the head Temple of the Jodo Sect of Japanese Buddhism.
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