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Peaceful and beautiful

We have spent quite a long time just sitting on the bench processing the most tranquile and most... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2018
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
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Beautiful gardens to visit

Lovely place to spend an afternoon. Relaxing and peaceful. Would recommend for anyone visiting... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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May 30, 2018
“Peaceful and beautiful”
Apr 14, 2017
“Beautiful gardens to visit”
Taizo-in Zen Buddhist Temple has been beloved by people for more than 600 years. It showcases a dry landscape garden by Kano Motonobu, a Zen painting "Catching a Catfish with a Gourd", known as "Hyonenzu" and a Japanese botanical pond garden...more
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35 Hanazono Myoshinjicho, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-463-2855
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Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We have spent quite a long time just sitting on the bench processing the most tranquile and most beautiful japan garfen I have seen in my life! 6 stars!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to spend an afternoon. Relaxing and peaceful. Would recommend for anyone visiting Hanazono

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

This beautiful garden is tucked into a huge temple complex in Kyoto. It is as serene and tranquil a setting as one could possibly wish for. In particular, there is an exquisite small lake with benches for rest and contemplation. After a day of touring...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed October 30, 2016

This was my second trip to Kyoto, so I've done all the must see destinations previously and was looking more for a tourist free and peaceful place. Taizo-in is now my absolute favorite temple in Kyoto. I was there on a Thursday morning around 11am...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 972katerynag
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Taizoin is one of the affiliates of Myoshinji Temple. It is open to public. I heard that their cherry blossoms are beautiful, but unfortunately it was not the time as I visited. Their gardens with and without water are both very beautiful. Don't forget to...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Taizo-in is a sub temple in the large Myoshinji complex. If you like Japanese gardens, then by all means don't miss it. It is one of the finest gardens I have seen in Japan. It's a small pond-stroll garden, exquisitely designed to make the compact...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Leonard G
Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

This beautiful garden is situated in the suburbs of Kyoto and in a Buddhist temple. There are three gardens depicting the wet, dry and combined. A place of utter tranquility and peace. Please visit.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 1, 2016

In contrast to other lovely gardens, this one provides a really peaceful experience because it is not so crowded.

Thank gavelcabin
Reviewed December 26, 2015

Visited this little place, very peaceful and quiet, with less visitors. However, nowhere near as spectacular as some of the other sites in Kyoto.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank M K
Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful zen garden with not so many tourists so I you can enjoy peaceful energy . Maccha in the tea room was a delicate and true experience 🍀

1  Thank blossomzen
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lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
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