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Hokongoin

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Address: 49 Hanazono Ginocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8044, Kyoto Prefecture
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This was the most terrible visit to a temple in Kyoto in 8 years!

I happened to go in the time of reconstruction of the main building - it was all covered and the access inside prohibited. The Buddha statue is in a separate room reached through... read more

1 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 May 2013
Ekaterina G
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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

I happened to go in the time of reconstruction of the main building - it was all covered and the access inside prohibited. The Buddha statue is in a separate room reached through a tunnel amongst the reconstruction. Unfortunately the flowers in the garden and in the pond are either after or before the bloom so the view is not... More 

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Staying in Western Kyoto

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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