Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple
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Kyoto Guide: Amazing temple close to Kyoto Station perfect for kids to run around

At first I thought I wouldn’t visit this temple, as there are so many other temples to see in Kyoto. But on our last day of one of our trips to Kyoto we decided last minute to visit Higashi Honganji on the way to the station, and I am so glad we did!

It was surprisingly perfect for kids, particularly toddlers.

The temple has a beautiful veranda all the way around with smooth wooden floorboards, so it was perfect for my kids to trot around freely without disturbing other tourists.

Details:

  • Name: Higashi Honganji Temple
  • Location: 10min walk north of Kyoto Station
  • Address: Karasuma Shichi-jō Agaru, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto 600-8505, Japan
  • PH: 075-371-9181
  • Opening times: Mar-Oct 5:50am-5:30pm, Winter (Nov-Feb) 6:20am-4:30pm
  • Cost: free
  • Diaper change table: Yes. There is an all-access toilet with diaper change table.
  • Nursing room: Yes! This is a very baby-friendly temple. There is a nursing room in the Temple Services Reception Center. See the map here.
  • Website
  • Google map link

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

Amazing entrance!

 

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

On the right of this photo is the building that has the nursing room and diaper change table

 

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

Enjoying a rest at the entrance before we start exploring inside

 

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

There are several buildings inside the grounds. Lots of space for toddlers and young children to run around!

 

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

Gorgeous big doors in the temple. You have to remove your shoes, so your children can run around with their socks on or bare feet in summer

 

Kyoto Higashi Honganji Temple

 

 

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