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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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On the way to Nanzenji

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
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千葉県
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234 reviews 234 reviews
161 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 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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43 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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
54 helpful votes 54 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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207 reviews 207 reviews
40 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
79 helpful votes 79 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
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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
143 helpful votes 143 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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