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Chionin Temple

400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-8686, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-531-2111
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400 Rinkacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-8686, Kyoto Prefecture
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple is right in the middle of Kyoto but is quite " neglected " by the average tourist as every one prefers the Kinkaku-ji and a few other more famous attractions . The temple and the surrounding area is big but the very pleasant...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stop by in chionin temple is good for pictures. People said this temple was film of last samurai. Worth to visit

Thank Edwin L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple has rich history, but is under renovation and for us the main draw was enormous working 17th century bell, weighing 73 ton with 3 percent gold. The bell is striking. You can walk the rest of the grounds if you have time. The...More

Thank ldjs
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We located this place by getting on to a wrong bus and the dropped is near to higashiyama. The place is a hidden gym and requires a bit of stair climbing. At the top of this place, there are couple of temples and we were...More

Thank Syed S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We went here expecting to simply check out the truly massive, imposing gate and steps, but we were lured in by the sound of drumming worship. The main temple is closed for construction, but that hardly mattered. This is clearly a vibrant, active center of...More

1  Thank jloug
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Like so many structures in Japan, this is another amazing example of Japanese buildings. Surrounding by lovely gardens, the temple entrance is a wide and steep stairway that leads through into the maze of buildings. Renovations were being done so some areas were out of...More

Thank Mandy L
Reviewed 29 April 2017

With all the reviews I read talking about the immense and impressive size of the main hall, I was so disappointed to find the main hall closed for restoration. One of the employees told me it wouldn't be finished for a few more years. Still,...More

Thank rwheeler50
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Walking past you won't miss the entrance here, as the main gate is absolutely massive! Behind the main gate is a large steep staircase leading up to the main area, though if you go to the right of the main gate there is an alternative...More

Thank Matt B
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This temple was quite large with sprawling grounds and many steps. There was some sort of religious ceremony going on in the worship hall and we were allowed to go in and watch. It looked to be televised or recorded. No idea what was happening...More

Thank JLandMike
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visited as we were staying locally. Peaceful and less crowded than some areas. Enjoyable walk and external views of the temple and some other buildings. Set in extensive grounds so nice area for a walk.

Thank ofoww
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