How to get to Hokoji

About Hokoji

The temple is located in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The founder of the temple is Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who is the founder of the temple. The inscriptions on the bell, “Peace and happiness for the nation” and “Good fortune for the ruler and his subjects,” were used as a pretext for Ieyasu Tokugawa to launch the Battle of Osaka, which led to the downfall of the Toyotomi family. This bell is one of the three most famous bells in Japan, together with the bells of Todaiji Temple and Chinen-in Temple.

There are many temples and shrines in Japan, and even more in Kyoto, where one of the three largest Buddhist bells in Japan is located, and where the past history of Tokugawa Ieyasu and Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s rivalry for supremacy is sealed.

How to get there

Get off at Keihan Train Shichijo and walk for about 10 minutes.


Free admission. Admission to the temple is free, but if you visit the interior of the main hall, there is a charge: 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for junior high school students and younger.

Opening hours



527-2 Higashi-iru Chaya-cho, Yamato-Oji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

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