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Address: 86-12 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-771-3511
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Easily overlooked gem

Depending which direction you are walking, this is either, just before the beginning, or just after the end of the Philosophers Walk. it is a short walk through the pedestrian... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Depending which direction you are walking, this is either, just before the beginning, or just after the end of the Philosophers Walk. it is a short walk through the pedestrian tunnel from Keage train station. This is such a beautiful and peaceful temple that it's surprising that it is so little visited. The gardens are superb and although small are... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I stumbled across this on the walk from the train station to Nanzen-Ji. The fee of 400 yen was well worth the visit. The gardens were exceptionally beautiful, and there weren't any other people around. Our stroll through here was very peaceful and one of the highlights of our visit to Kyoto.

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千葉県
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172 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

From Metro station, I went through a tunnel and walked through a small path. I walked along old good houses with beautiful garden of plums, then I came across this temple. The garden was not so big but the Japanese traditional garden was very good. There were a few tourists and it was very quiet.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Arrived at Keage station, exiting to the right, a nice countryside view of northern Higashiyama, Kyoto. Following the direction, you will find a red brick tunnel, go inside it and you'll arrive at a pleasant neighbourhood where the quiet Konchi-in is on the left side. Before arrived at Konchi-in main gate, we can see the small shrine of Toshogu, the... More 

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new york city
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Location: close to Nanzen-ji temple and the Biwako canal, not far from Kyoto zoo, museums and red Torii gate in south Higashiyama. Site: admission 400 yen. This quiet temple and garden is less visited than the nearby Nanzen-ji, but it's worth your time: a stroll through moss and tree lined paths , past a small waterfall, to a spacious dry... More 

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ATL
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We hit a good time for this one. No one was inside which permitted a chance to think as well as look. It's a lovely rock garden and a small temple. Certainly worth a gander. I give it four stars. It is an average temple but hidden, so therefore quiet.

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Seattle
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Skip the heavily touristed gardens and go to Shorenin or the lovely garden of Konchi-in. When we were there on a Tuesday afternoon, it was just us, the person manning the ticket booth, and a lady who worked inside the temple. The placement of the rock garden is incredible! And the virtually dead pine (presumably alive when the garden was... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Just as you exit the Keage subway station in east Kyoto to begin your walk on the Path of Philosophy, you will start on the Kyoto path. Soon the Konchi-In garden will be on your left, with an unassuming gate and small sign. Pay the fee and visit this remarkable little garden. It's too bad I saw this garden early... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
36 attraction reviews
388 helpful votes 388 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Konchi-in is well worth a visit if you are in the area. The pond, small temple and garden are lovely, and usually not overrun with tourists. Take ten minutes to relax on the verandah and take in the zen garden. Autumn foliage in mid November was spectacular. At 400 yen, its great value.

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Canton of Vaud, Switzerland
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2008

If you are planning to start the Philosophers Walk from the Keage station on the Tozai subway line, then just after passing through the pedestrian temple you will quickly find Konchi-in. This sub-temple is renowned for its gardens fashioned by Kobori Enshu, with moss laid amongst the trees, a small pond and perhaps most importantly a zen rock garden. This... More 

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