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The most beautiful temple of them all

This temple was the most lovely surprise of lush gardens. So peaceful and tranquil. You absolutely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna S
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Beautiful Temple Worth Admission Cost

There is an admission cost for this temple but it is worth it! It is a beautifully designed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was the most lovely surprise of lush gardens. So peaceful and tranquil. You absolutely must add it to your itinerary. Just so lovely!

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is an admission cost for this temple but it is worth it! It is a beautifully designed complex that is well preserved with the funds they receive. There are a lot of temples in Kyoto but this was one of my favorites. The view...More

Thank lisarae68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful and peaceful place. The walk through the temple is covered, so you can go in rain or to escape the heat. I wouldn't recommend it in winter however, as there are no shoes allowed in the Temple. There are also...More

Thank kungfudad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's really easy to get overwhelmed with temples and shrines but this one is well worth it. I walked the philosphers path and arrived at the end (at this temple) right at 9am when it opens. It was great as there were only 2-3 other...More

Thank Shivani T
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

In a sense it’s kind of ridiculous to visit only one shrine in Kyoto, but what I’m saying is this is really one of the best. Definitely worth the 600yen it costs to get in. Go in the morning when it’s relatively peaceful and quiet....More

Thank wzhkevin
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Just beyond the southern end of the Path of Philosophy, this temple has a peaceful, extensive garden. It's usually quiet and uncrowded. The gardens and solitude are worth the trip.

Thank Bob_Smith_3
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The gardens surrounding this temple are lovely at any time of the year, but it's a particularly popular destination for fall colors in autumn. It's easy to see why this is from the numbers of maple trees lining every path and walk. Hike up the...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

The temple along with the beautiful garden is very soothing! Definitely worth visiting this place while you are visiting Kyoto. Would love to return here in falls.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We visited this temple after completing the Philosopher's Walk and found it to be relatively quiet in comparison with some other temples. Beautiful gardens,

Thank Sandyretriever
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

If you are a casual temple voyeur like me, you may think there is too many to choose from and just pick a couple. All good - but don't miss this one. Located at the end of the philosophers walk and to other more famous...More

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