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Address: 68 Arashiyamakokuzoyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0006, Kyoto Prefecture

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Quiet w/an Amazing View

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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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