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Sennyuji Temple

27 Sennyuji Yamanouchicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0977, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-1551
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the unryuin sub-temple is the highlight!

the unryuin sub-temple up the hill was the highlight for me...there are meditation rooms which... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
los angeles
Great temple

Sennyuji temple is in a class of its own, a lot of local/Japanese residents come here for the yang... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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27 Sennyuji Yamanouchicho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0977, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-561-1551
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

the unryuin sub-temple up the hill was the highlight for me...there are meditation rooms which overlook the beautiful garden...and some of the meditation rooms have unusual sets of windows which focus on parts of the natural surroundings...i especially liked the circular enlightenment window....one of the...More

Thank maitaifine
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Sennyuji temple is in a class of its own, a lot of local/Japanese residents come here for the yang gui fei section that blesses them with great beauty, i seriously saw a great number of ladies go to the section. It must be big here....More

1  Thank DanielKJ
Reviewed 11 November 2015

A really beautiful temple with a statue of the Yang Gui Fei Kannon which appears to be the main attraction but we found the whole place, the gardens in particular wonderful and not many tourists about a real gem

1  Thank swift314
Reviewed 5 November 2015

This must be my favourite temple in Kyoto. It attracts far lesser amount of tourists than other temples because it is located on a hill. The place is more popular for local Japanese. The main attraction is the statue of the Yang Gui Fei Kannon,...More

Thank robin338
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

This temple is steeped in history and is a hidden treasure of Kyoto. The reason I wanted to visit is that legend has it that the marvelous Japanese diarist and poet Sei Shonagon is said to have retired here following the downfall of her beloved...More

1  Thank jaraket
Reviewed 29 September 2011

This is really one of the most zen and understated temples in Kyoto, and really one of the more significant one as well. It was apparently founded in the year 856 and it is best known for its statue of the Yokihi Kannon. Yokihi is...More

3  Thank robin338
Reviewed 17 June 2009

if you wonder where you visit second visit to Kyoto, I highly recommend you to visit here. It has many gardens and small temples in huge area. one of small temple (called 'Hidain') has a view to overlook Kyoto city. I have lost my way...More

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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