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Historical Sites of Shinran Shonin in Kyoto


Hino Tanjoin

Birth place of Shinran Shonin. During the tenure of the 20th Monshu, Konyo Shonin (1798-1871), Hongwanji came into possession of this site and erected a simple hall.
The architectural style of the current Tanjoin is completely different from other Jodo Shinshu temples. The main hall is surrounded by corridors on three sides. A statue of Amida Buddha is enshrined in the central altar and a wooden statue of Shinran Shonin’s father, Hino no Arinori, is in the alcove to the left.


Address: 19  Nishidaido-cho Hino Fushimi-ku Kyoto
Tel: 075-575-2258

●Subway: Tozai Line to Ishida Station and 20 minutes by foot.

●Keihan Railway: From Rokujizo Station, take the Keihan bus to Hino Tanjoin

Map:Hino Tanjoin




Located north of Chion’in, the Jodo Shu school headquarters, Shoren’in is the temple where Shinran Shonin is said to have received his tokudo ordination at the age of nine. Dharma talks (monthly on the 4th and 14th at 10:00 am by a Hongwanji minister) are given in the neighboring Uegamido temple hall. The Uegamido is where implements that were used during his tokudo are kept.


Address: Awataaguchi Higashiyama-ku Kyoto
Tel: 075-561-2345

●City Bus: numbers 5, 46, or 100. Get off at Jingu michi. 3 minutes by foot.

●Subway: Tozai Line to Higashiyama Station and 5 minutes by foot.




 (Excerpt from Hongwanji Journal, January 1, 2011)