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86-12 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8435, Japan
+81 75-771-3511
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Ranked #152 of 369 attractions in Kyoto
Type: Gardens, Religious Sites, Bodies of Water
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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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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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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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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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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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