Honen-in is said to have originated from a humble thatched hut where Honen practiced nembutsu with his disciples.
Probably for many people Ota Shrine is recognized as a place where one can see the beautiful water iris flowers which bloom in May.
Studies suggest that the origin of Katsura Imperial Villa dates back to the early 17th century. It was when Prince Toshihito constructed the original main building.
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