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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-761-0007
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Relaxing shrine visit

We almost just walked by this shrine, but it was one of the ones that I liked best in the end, especially for the great gardens, inside patio and out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We almost just walked by this shrine, but it was one of the ones that I liked best in the end, especially for the great gardens, inside patio and out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We were visitors # 2 and # 3 of the day. It had been raining overnight and it was misty and foggy when we arrived. We had the place practically to ourselves and it was fantastic. I highly recommend as it's beautiful and peaceful. When you can get some time on your own, it's fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable temple that has literally 1000+ buddhas guarding one main buddha! The building itself is longer than a football field to house all those buddhas!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A lot to see here: many fine buildings and fine gardens. If you look well, you'll find some superb views of the pagoda through the maple leaves.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a lovely temple along the Philosopher's Walk, which boasts great views of the area. The temple is located within a beautiful garden and the nearby mountains add even more serenity to the already tranquil atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I visited Eikando in November 2014. It not too far from Nanzenji, I walked over to Eikando, following the directional sign. I was amazed there are lots people taking photo outside the garden boundary. I am not sure if the entry ticket of 1000 yen seems over priced, too crowded inside or other reasons. Indeed, you can take some nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Beautiful, serene and breathtaking. I may be a little biased on this one - we visited Kyoto and went to so many amazing shrines and temples, but this one took my breath away. The morning started out a little misty, but we braved the weather and headed to this temple first thing in the morning - that time change should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We absolutely love this beautiful temple on the hillside of Kyoto. Much less Populated than some of the other sightseeing places in town. Wonderful Japanese style garden and some spiritual places and temples and a little pagoda overlooking the city

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Love this temples, visited in late November and it is unforgettable! Very magical, would definitely go back to Kyoto during the foliage season again! I remembered the crowd so early morning visit is the best option to have a more peaceful walk in the temple to youself!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Has the largest lotus water feature I've ever seen and the azalea hedges that were coming into bloom were spectacular. Very well maintained, but a little touristy.

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Address: Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-761-0007
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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