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Honen-in is most famous for its two sand mounds that are said to purify the visitor. At the approach to the temple itself are mounds of white sand that are called Byakusadan. These symbolize water that cleans your body and mind. Patterns on the top of the mounds are changed every few days.
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Honen-in is most famous for its two sand mounds that are said to purify the visitor.   At the approach to the temple itself are mounds of white sand that are called Byakusadan. These symbolize water that cleans your body and mind. Patterns on the top of the mounds are changed every few days.