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Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-461-1155
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Beautiful gardens and quiet temple

Peaceful and tranquil, Japan often surprises me and I found myself quietly sitting in this temple for a lot longer than I ever thought I would - perhaps the meditation vibe rubbed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Peaceful and tranquil, Japan often surprises me and I found myself quietly sitting in this temple for a lot longer than I ever thought I would - perhaps the meditation vibe rubbed off on me!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

One of the top ten things to do in Kyoto. Lots of history. Some of the buildings are under renovation and the crowds are very large but it's still worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were very pleasantly surprised by this temple. Significantly fewer visitors here than some of the other perhaps more well known attractions nearby. We found it absolutely beautiful. Great dry and wet gardens mixed together. The whole place had a very tranquil feel. The gardens are beautiful and you can really take your time to wander around, sit, contemplate. Would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Not very crowded, amazing to see such an imponent temple in a silent and narrow street. Well worth to pay 600Y to see the temple and zen gardens. This is by far one of my favorites temples in Kyoto.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The place really made me feel I was in Japan. Not one of the most popular places to visit but, for that reason, you won't get wedged in a crowd either. We stayed at a hotel bordering the temple so the view from our window was just traditional Japan. A beautiful and peaceful place where you'll forget that you're in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This place has more walking than most but it is certainly well worth the visit. The gardens are lovely and it is a perfect spot for great pictures of you and your traveling companions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The imperial quarters are more impressive than the religious buildings here. The latter are less meaningful as they are shuttered so that you can't see the items mentioned on the information panels. The imperial quarters, however are open and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Most guides indicate Ryoan-Ji to be the "best" example of a Zen garden. For my money, having seen both, this is better. It is located in the Gion district (a popular area), is less crowded and offers several serene setings to appreciate the garden.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Wonderful trees and gardens, so peaceful you can sit and meditate the afternoon away. The care and love of this temple by the people who look after it is truely a wonderful gift.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We were quite amazed by the size and the beauty of the whole complex. Simply loved the old 5 story pagoda and the wooden entry gate. But also the garden is definetely worth a visit, nice and pieceful atmosphere

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Address: Address: 33 Omuro Ouchi, Kyoto 616-8092, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-461-1155
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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