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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-761-0007
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The best temple in Kyoto IMHO

I absolutely loved this temple. There are so many to choose from and they're all lovely. But, this one felt special to us. Maybe it's because it was a cool day and there were very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I absolutely loved this temple. There are so many to choose from and they're all lovely. But, this one felt special to us. Maybe it's because it was a cool day and there were very few people about. We sat down and enjoyed the gardens in solitude. Very tranquil and a must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the places in Kyoto that is a must see. Definitely has something different from other temples, an inside garden and beautiful temple inside. The garden - fabulous! We went there when it was early September, but if you wait a little while longer - views might become even more amazing.

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Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

One of the most beautiful temples we saw on our trip around Japan. And we stumbled across by chance. If there's only one I would go back to again, it would be this one! Amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When a temple or shrine visit is all about feeling the tranquility of the surroundings, often the top 'things to do' score low. This turned to be the exception: less people, beautiful temple!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Eikando Temple was one of my highlights of the Kyoto tour. Despite being the summer-time with most of the spring bloom far behind us, the garden was still very serene and beautiful, consisting of walkways, streams, gardens and scenic look-outs. There is a pagoda that overlooks the garden and the city that is worth the climb – it was an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was a beautiful temple and probably my favourite in Kyoto. It was really quiet when we visited and so really peaceful wandering around the rooms and the gardens. I can imagine the gardens during the autumn would make the visit even more special.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This was my favourite temple in Kyoto. It may not have the pizazz of the Golden Pavillion (Kinkaku-ji Temple) or the Fushimi Inari Tori, but it is an extremely beautiful example of a "typical" temple complex. It is a pretty large area with beautiful gardens, rock gardens, ponds, lakes, many buildings, and a pagoda... all of which you are free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This was a very beautiful place to visit. The gardens were beautiful and well cared for. The calmness of the place is unbelievable. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

We visted the garden first thing in the morning when it opened. It was so peaceful and serene. All the different gardens were so beautiful. Much more lovely than on pictures. It was about 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto station. The silver pagoda and philosopher's path is a short walk away. We heard that this place can be full... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Large complex with many buildings most popular in autom plenty of red trees. Many halls, gardens, lakes, and a curious pagoda.

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