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Address: 187 Ohara Shorinincho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1241, Kyoto Prefecture
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Pastoral Tranquility

This is well worth the short drive from Kyoto...there are several beautifully unique temples located down lovely garden paths...the countryside is spectacular!

Reviewed 19 October 2013
Steve M
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Jena, Germany
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

While it's garden is not as large and beautiful as the other ones in the area, the temple itself is by far the most impressive in ohara and probably also the largest room. There is also a giant Buddha inside. Shrines and graves in the garden are also beautiful. Only 300 yen entrance. Go for it!

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Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

This is well worth the short drive from Kyoto...there are several beautifully unique temples located down lovely garden paths...the countryside is spectacular!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012

The gardens at Shorinin were truly outstanding. Not as busy as other sites in Kyoto, the water features, dry garden and garden at Shorinin were among our favorites.

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