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Horinji Temple

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Address: 68 Arashiyamakokuzoyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0006, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 758620013
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Quiet, calm, beautiful

Yet again I'm saying this about Kyoto's sights: beautiful views, hardly any people, great atmosphere!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Yet again I'm saying this about Kyoto's sights: beautiful views, hardly any people, great atmosphere!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

It's a hike up, but it's worth it for the sweeping view of Kyoto. Bring a camera or a pair of binoculars. The temple itself is in rough shape, but that only adds to the character.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Located in the mountains, slightly removed from Arashiyama's main tourist drag, Horin-ji is very quiet, peaceful even, and totally worth the walk down the road from Togetsukyo bridge. Tucked away in the forest and up a set of stairs, it also offers some wonderful vistas of Arashiyama. The complex contains several shrines, including one dedicated to the protection of electricity... More 

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Staying in Western Kyoto

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.