When it comes to places related to Oda Nobunaga in Kyoto, Honnoji Temple is by far the most famous.
There are probably few Japanese people who don’t know about it.
If you are a history buff and come to Kyoto for sightseeing, you can’t avoid this place.
And thankfully, Honnoji is located in the center of Kyoto city, so it is very easy to get to.
You can stop by on your way to a cafe, a lunch store, or even to buy a souvenir.
It’s a great place to stop by on your way to a café, a lunch shop, or even to buy a souvenir.
The place is in Nakagyo-ku, just a minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae station!
There are many fashionable and well-established stores in this area, so, well, it’s easy to get to.
In front of the gate, Nichiren welcomes you with a big smile.
It is located facing the Teramachi-dori arcade, which is also a blessing.
However, there is one caveat.
This Honnoji temple was actually moved from the place where Oda Nobunaga met his end.
So, if you are deeply moved by the thought, “Oda Nobunaga met his end here?
Oda Nobunaga met his end here?
In fact, it was around the closed Honno Elementary School in Honnoji-cho.
It’s really just a stone monument now. So if you want to feel deeply moved, this is the place for you.
Oda Nobunaga fans and history buffs will appreciate reading these signs.
This is what the precincts look like. It’s more modern than I expected.
As expected of a nationally known place, there were a few people here and there even during the daytime on weekdays. On the contrary, I was happy to be able to look around in a relaxed manner with this fame.
The main shrine is quite magnificent. It was huge.
The area around the temple is also very cool. I guess people related to the temple live there.
Come on, come on, come on! Finally, here it is, the Hall of Nobunaga. It was built by his third son, Oda Nobutaka.
It’s majestic. It makes me want to make a vigorous wish like “Tenka fubu”.
But, Nobunaga’s grave is all over the place.
I’m not sure. I wonder if his body was ever found in the first place.
There are also stone pillars that mourn the warriors who died in the Honnoji Incident.
Ranmaru Mori and other history fans may know some of the names.
I would like to visit more places related to Nobunaga and Kyoto.
522 Shimo-Honnoji-mae-cho, Oike-shitaaru, Teramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto