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Kotoin

73-1 Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-491-0019
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“photographs” (2 reviews)
“bamboo” (4 reviews)
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73-1 Murasakino Daitokujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Kotonin is one of the 23 temples inside the Daikokujin temple complex.It has a beautiful entrance lined with bamboo. It is famous for fall colours but unfortunately I was not there at the right season. It is still a nice temple.

Thank gzau
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This garden is a delight. Elegant simplicity in a truly peaceful setting. The site is surrounded by a bamboo 'wall'. Sitting on the temple terrace viewing the moss garden with perfectly positioned specimen trees is lovely. After that take a stroll through the rest of...More

Thank PASP123
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This is a small temple and attached garden which serves tea (some of the time). It's extremely mossy and bamboo'd and has very good lighting for photography. Small entry fee but it's worth it. Unfortunately it had mosquitoes in August.

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is one of many temples in this complex. This is a must-see for the gardens. As you enter the garden you are aware that bamboo plays a critical role as a wall around the garden. The moss and green plants are very well landscaped....More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Definitely my favourite temple in all of Kyoto. It is such a peaceful space. The most beautiful, tranquil garden. Worth spending some time exploring this space.

Thank Berenice R
Reviewed 10 November 2015

A really lovely beautiful temple, not as well known a ssome of the bigger more tourist ones, but this one is really pretty tranquil and not so busy so well worth seeking out on your travel and paying a visit

Thank swift314
Reviewed 29 October 2015

I have already written in review for Daitoku-ji that this temple is just like heaven. This is truly a hidden gem of Kyoto which makes everyone, who is looking for a serene place, happy. It is possible to take photos here, so you can also...More

1  Thank neliCZka
Reviewed 24 October 2015

LOVED this place! Especially as this is one of the lesser known ones, a hidden gem in a truly beautiful area. So peaceful and beautiful!

Thank ath2011ath
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I have been to Koto-in twice. The first time in the fall and it was serenely quiet. Then to my joy and laughter, I heard a marching band, (there must have been a high school beyond the greenery) as they practiced a John Phillips Sousa...More

2  Thank boscoblake
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We found this to be breathtakingly beautiful. You follow a perfectly maintained path with bamboo alongside to discover the entrance of the temple. The view of the gardens from the gate is simply ravishing. No crowds. A major highlight - however subtle - of our...More

1  Thank John R
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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
...More
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