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Yasaka no To Pagoda (Hokan-ji), Kyoto

Yasaka no To Pagoda (Hokan-ji) - Kyoto, Japan
Yasaka no To Pagoda (Hokan-ji)
388 Yasakakami-cho, Kyoto, Japan 605-0827Map
Higashiyama-ku
+81 75 551 2417
Neighborhood: Higashiyama-ku
Overview

Legend tells us that the Prince of Sagely Virtue, Prince Shotoku [547-622] established Hokan-ji in the 7th century. Modeled on Osaka's Shitennoji, the design was typical of the Asuka period, incorporating the axial plan of the Korean Kingdom of Paeckche. This pagoda [last restored in 1440], which is an important cultural property, has five Buddhist images surrounding the huge focal pillar. It has been a principal Kyoto symbol for centuries. Sadly it is the only legacy we have today of Hokan-ji.

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Yasaka no To Pagoda (Hokan-ji) General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
  • Nearest Train: Higashiyama-Gojo
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