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Participation in Jinjo Hoyo Morning Service at Kyoto's "Ohigashi-san"



 at Kyoto's Ohigashi-san

Higashi Honganji Temple located near THE THOUSAND KYOTO has been affectionately called "Ohigashi-san" by the people of Kyoto.

Every morning at 7 a.m., a morning service (Jinjo Hoyo) and morning sermon (Jinjo Howa) by a Jodo Shinshu Otani sect monk are offered to all visitors.

Get your Kyoto trip rolling with early morning prayers in the bracing, serene atmosphere.

Program Overview

[Jinjo Hoyo (Morning Service)]
A memorial service performed every morning

Date & time: Every morning from 7:00 a.m. (about 30 minutes)
Venue: Amidado (Amida Hall), Goeido (Founder's Hall) - Services will be held at Amidado followed by services at Goeido.
Participation fee: Free

[Jinjo Howa (Morning Sermon)]
A sermon by a monk of the Otani sect of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism

Date & time: Every morning from around 7:30 a.m. (right after the Jinjo Hoyo morning service)
Venue: Goeido (Founder's Hall)
Participation fee: Free

Application and Participation

You do not need to apply. Please feel free to participate on the day.

[Procedures for your visit]

  1. Go to Higashi Honganji Temple from THE THOUSAND KYOTO (about 10 to 15 minutes on foot)
  2. Participate in morning services at Amidado (Amida Hall) and Goeido (Founder's Hall)
  3. Program ends, leave individually; Please also visit Higashi Honganji Temple.

How to get to Higashi Honganji Temple

About 500 meters north on Karasuma-dori Street (about 7 minutes on foot from the JR Kyoto station)

[Open hours]
March to October 5:50 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
November to February 6:20 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


-Please refrain from taking photos and videos without consent.
-Please wear a mask in the precincts.