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Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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Autumn colours in a beautiful temple

To the north east of Kyoto, this is a vast temple of many buildings and beautiful gardens that come... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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I am glad I found this temple, not knowing it was there, if not shown on map find it. It is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Warner L
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48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To the north east of Kyoto, this is a vast temple of many buildings and beautiful gardens that come alive in Autumn. It is extremely popular so go early on Autumn days.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am glad I found this temple, not knowing it was there, if not shown on map find it. It is a lovely temple made more beautiful during the Fall colors.

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So beautiful and so peacefully. Amazing colours and kept totally pristine. Even saw a monk cutting/pulling the moss in the grass....with just his hands! Lovely little rivers and ponds too. Beautiful for photography. Absolute must

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The TripAdvisor picture says it all so beautiful so much work done in the gardens, the temple like so many others just great.

Thank nigsandmary
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Some nights in autumn when the fall folliage is illuminated, the monks sit outside at the Tahoto Pagoda and play music, and it quiets the crowds. Beautiful place, but don't expect solitude.

3  Thank K3497TPgregorym
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Stumbled on this after visiting Ginkakuji Temple, and found it really refreshing. Absolutely glorious picturesque scenery and very tranquil with no crowds. Well worth a visit. Great photo opportunities too.

Thank harrodilkera
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I visited this temple as part of the philosopher's walk. It is a beautiful garden and it will be magnificent in a few weeks once the trees begin to change colour.

Thank cherylfwoodward
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The best temple we visited, very interesting and not far from philosophers walk which is very pretty in blossom time

Thank Joyce O
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We walked along the philosopher's path from ginkakuji to this temple. This temple is different from the rest as it allows visitors to enter the temple buildings. We got an interesting look at the interior of the buildings and walked through the many buildings. There...More

1  Thank radioactive_traveler
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Very beautiful and definitely not as crowded as other sightseeing locations in Kyoto. Definitely a hidden gem. The temple is close to Kyoto City Zoo and the Tetsugaku-no-michi famous for the quietness around. I definitely recommend this temple if you want to sense the beauty...More

2  Thank Happyhare06
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