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Address: 1 Kujyomachi, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8473, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-691-3325
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Just a few blocks walk from Kyoto station with nice statues in the temple (no photos allowed) and plenty of them. The pagoda was open (28th Jan 2016) so it was nice to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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Greater Newcastle, Australia
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a few blocks walk from Kyoto station with nice statues in the temple (no photos allowed) and plenty of them. The pagoda was open (28th Jan 2016) so it was nice to see the shinbashira inside although the low roof made the pagoda a little less impressive but still great.

Thank Heath421
Mississauga, Canada
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13 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed seeing this gem but unfortunately diddnt leave much of an impression. Dark building and the 800entrance fee was a bit much as you could see all of it outside of the small fence. But did see beautiful fish and awesome Buddha statues and the buddha of healing.

Thank Cat_McNab
Cairns, Australia
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232 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited just before Christmas on a market day in the pouring rain. There were crowds of people both locals and tourists. We walked around the market stalls dodging umbrellas, but it was so exciting with wonderful colours, smells and flavours. There was so many things for sale, not only food to eat of which there was a great variety,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit I've been here only on market days and cannot really comment on the temple itself, which appears to be impressive. On market days, the temple ground is full of stalls selling all sorts of things, second hand kimono, crockery, bonsai, pottery, bric-a-brac, vegetables etc. There are also a lot of great food stalls. This place is... More 

Thank Pengapa
Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw the temple structure while I was around Kyoto station, I decided to drop in and u didn't know about this temple before, it seems most of tourist miss it. I entered the gate around 14:00, there was a ceremony, it finished few minutes ago. I'll leave you with the photos.

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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This place is pretty impressive both inside and out. Of course, it;s famous for the big statues inside but the surrounding is pretty cool too so do walk around.

Thank maskgal
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This place is just a common world heritage temple of Japan with the pagoda and the treasure house. But the pagoda is so amazing because it's tallest wooden tower in Japan. And this temple would be a great scenic place in spring with sakura and autumn with red leaf.

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Osaka Prefecture, Japan
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

First Sunday of month! You should go if you interested in antique ! 21th of month same antique market open here but first Sunday of month is better for tourlist!

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Located to the Southwest of the train station, it is about 10-20 minutes walking from a hotel around it . It was formerly, along with the Saji Temple (that does not exist anymore) the Gate or entrance to Kyoto. The Kodo and Kondo Temples inside this complex have several Buddha figures ( I saw the only one smiling here) that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We lived in the Kansai area (Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto) and visited Kyoto from our home near Kobe around once a month. Every 21st of the month, there is the so-called Kobo-San no Ichi (the market of Master Kobo, which is another name for Kukai, the founder of the temple). This is one of the best temple sales in Japan, and... More 

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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.