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Address: 15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0981, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-561-0087
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Probably one of the best temples I visited in Kyoto

Absolutely beautifully maintained temples & the enormity of the buildings was impressive. Walking the grounds was free but there were two separate ¥400 fees to pay to see the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Wayland, Massachusetts, United States
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Wayland, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely beautifully maintained temples & the enormity of the buildings was impressive. Walking the grounds was free but there were two separate ¥400 fees to pay to see the inner temples which was somewhat worth it. If you walk from the train station make sure to go through the neighborhood along the northern of the temple as there are three... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Not very known, in a nice, quiet and traditional neighborhood. La grandeur.... Only locals visiting while we were there.....so very nice

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california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The colors are magnificent, but be aware, that if a densely crowded area is bothersome, you may want to stay away. the view from either bridge is a riot of reds and orange. for a very different perspective it is well worth paying the extra fee to see the Hojo.some of the the gardens there are modern-past ww2

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The temple and gardens are large and very beautiful. One of the best sites in Kyoto for Autumn. It is also a good place if you want to try Zen mediation - they have a very welcoming open session early on Sunday mornings. It is worth reading online to get some idea of what to expect as explanation is only... More 

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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful temple. There's much less people than other place(like Kinkakuji temple) Very huge and lots of beautiful buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I'm not the review type of person but for this place I'll gladly make an exception. Wow did I not expect this. Decided on the spot that I was going to see this place after the fushimi hike (using the 'Near me now' function of tripadvisor app). So glad that I did that. Apart from the lovely stroll from fushimi... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Tofukuji is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. The huge main halls are insane examples of monumental wooden architecture. The grounds are gorgeous. The garden around Tsuten-kyo bridge is pictured in numerous Japanese paintings and wood block prints and shouldn't be missed.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

All the gardens are beautiful with stunning fall foliage view. The buildings of temple is accesible with a fee, but is really worthy to explore.

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The best season is from the second half of November to the early December. When the leaves change color at the turn to fall, this temple changes to a different world.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Came here during fall foliage and it did not disappoint. We walked down from fushimi inari and the trek was fun.

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