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Zenrinji-temple, Eikan-do

Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8445, Japan
Phone Number: +81 75-761-0007
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Type: Cultural
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Singapore
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78 reviews 78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

We did not have time for this in the day and only saw this in its evening autumn light up. We were there on the 8th Nov 2014, the 1st evening of its evening admission. There was already a long queue for the entrance although we got there early before it was open for evening admission. Children in elementary school... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Not sure it would be so amazing outside of autumn, but every leaf was magnificent in late November. Crowded but suitable for a mildly wet day

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

One of the most amazing autumn foliage viewing in Kyoto,if not the best especially around the Hojo Pond. You can view it at night or in daytime and you won't be disappointed. I went here twice last year and this year and it never failed to amazed me. There is also a statue of Amida Buddha with its head looking... More

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Chino Hills, California
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26 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Every year the Japanese pack this rather small complex during the autumn for a reason. It is absolutely beautiful. This entire place was meant for autumn, and you really get inspired from this temple. If you come to Kyoto during the autumn months, this is why you've come.

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Chicago
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This was so beautiful, that it was unfortunate the masses thought so also. Again, too crowded to really enjoy, but don't miss the temple itself. Gold everywhere, the complete opposite of zen buddhism. The lit bridge over the small bridge was worth the trip in itself. Stunning, even with the hordes. Shades of pink, and green, and red, all lit... More

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

we were few days earlier for the peak of autumn but we already find it stunning. Must go during the night. The reflection of autumn leaves on the water is spectacular. Too bad they do not allow monopod and tripod inside.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The Eikan Hall itself was not really that wow for us but that pond garden was absolutely breathtaking! I'm not sure if it was because of the weather, the sun, the autumn colors, but this place is seriously not to be missed. We picked this place because we thought it might not be as crowded as the other attractions where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

These two temples with their gardens are spectacular. the autumn colors at Eikan-do are amazing. The culminating point might be to enjoy a tea by the pond.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We were a week early for the peak of autumn leaves in Kyoto, but glad we didn't miss visiting Eikando because its leaves were changing leaves ahead of its schedule. And it was absolutely a beauty! I love how the garden and the temples were designed and located--- each complements each other. And until this day, I can't forget how... More

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washington, dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The fall colors were not supposed to be peaking yet, but they were wonderful. The temple building and shrines were awesome. The looking back budda statue is a one of a kind sight. It really had a great impact on us. The place was busy, yet maintained a feeling of serenity.

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