Hōun-ji (法雲寺) is a Rinzai Buddhist temple in Hyōgo Prefecture (formerly Harima province).
With the patronage of the Akamatsu clan, Sesson Yūbai was able to become the founder of a number of provincial Buddhist temple-monasteries, including Hōun-ji in Harima.
Hōun-ji was ranked among the provincial jissatsu by the Muromachi shogunate, which encouraged its shugo vassals to found monasteries in their domains.
Prominent among Yūbai's followers were Akamatsu Norimura (1277-1350) and his son Akamatsu Norisuke (1314-1371).
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Coordinates: 34°53′56″N 134°21′07″E / 34.89889°N 134.35194°E