- Address: 400 Rinka-chō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
- Founder: Honen
- Founded: 1175
The head temple of Jōdo Sect. This temple was build where Hōnen, the founder of Jōdo Sect, spent his latter half of his life and its existing large scale buildings were built after the Edo Period.
The Sanmon, main gate, facing west standing in the middle of a steep stone stairs is the tallest of all Sanmons of Japan (24m), taller than the Nandaimon (South Grand Gate) of Tōdai-ji. This steep stairs of stone was used for the location of The Last Samurai of Tom Cruise. The Amida Nyodai in the Amidadō (Pavilion of Amida) is very handsome.