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Eikando Zenrinji Temple

48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-0007
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Beautiful garden with nice temples

Really beautiful place, big garden and lot of trees was little bit red. Not so many tourists and we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Water lilies, delicate foliage very green in summer when we were there but would be beautiful in Autumn/fall.

We walked round the gardens of this temple and Monet's garden in France came to mind. Although the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-0007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really beautiful place, big garden and lot of trees was little bit red. Not so many tourists and we spent there easily couple hours. No photos in the temples, nature was so amazing and you can take tons of pictures of that. Good with the...More

Thank SanTiili
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked round the gardens of this temple and Monet's garden in France came to mind. Although the leaves on the water lilies here were large enough for a teenager to rest on. We decided to ride in the boat which was punted by a...More

Thank shirleanmcc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Eikan-do temple was my favorite in Kyoto. Although it is known for its spectacular grounds being colored by the autumn leaves, we visited it during the summer. It was still very pretty; there was a wonderful harmony among the beautiful architecture, the pond and...More

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Serene temple superbly integrated into the surrounding nature and mountainside. The way that the temple flows in harmony with the trees beautifully maintained gardens was paricularly striking. It was also away from the crowds, making a more spiritual experience personally that some of the other...More

Thank Amit B
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

This place was my favourite in Kyoto. There were very few tourists here. Most of the crowd consisted of Japanese people. They had the best autumn foliage of anywhere I visited in Kyoto, with such vivid colours. The lake in the centre of the garden...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This was absolutely my favorite temple in Kyoto. You basically took your shoes off and stepped into another world. It was so peaceful and calm there and SO beautiful. Just absolutely gorgeous. At the top there was a pagoda that gave you a view of...More

1  Thank Anastasia G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It combines attractive natural scenery with ancient historical architecture. Although it's a bit far from the city, it's worth going! Inside the temple, it's not allow to take picture but other area in the park is okay....More

Thank azby334
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this one along the Philosophers Walk. It was so quiet and peaceful, much less tourists than the more famous ones. The wood work and interconnected walkways are magic. Inside the temples were also extremely beautiful and detailed. Highly recommend!!

Thank Matthew_Jernigan
Reviewed 28 June 2017

One of the many gorgeous temples to see. Definitely worth the extra walking. One of many worthwhile locations

Thank sequitur
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Beautiful garden and walking around it is pleasurable to the eyes . Maple colours this time of year terrific , took many photos , plus of the garden area in general .

Thank setsucollis
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17 September 2017|
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Response from setsucollis | Reviewed this property |
As with a vast majority of temples with gardens , entry to gardens can only be accessed by paying entry fees . Enjoy the garden . If you want to know about a coin laundry in Kyoto , can advise the one which is closest to... More
4 November 2015|
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Response from Family464 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is a very friendly city and children are welcome everywhere. The temples require bare feet of course, and some places have steps. It would definitely take the sling option, or at least have a sling with me. Kyoto... More