This is one of the most peaceful and beautiful temple complexes in Kyoto - one which it seems is overlooked by the usual tour groups. The grounds are covered with temples. Many are situated so you can only look inside - this is an active monastery. There is a stunning dry garden with a small charge but you cannot take photographs. Other temples allow you to sit and meditate as long as you want and meander through their gardens. Worth the bus trip! Outside the gates are many very nice restaurants. If you cannot get to Arashiyama this is a nice alternative.
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