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Kitanomandokoro Nene, who was the wife of Hideyoshi Toyotomi (1537-1598) who unified Japan at the Warring State Period, opened Kodai-ji temple for enshrining Hideyoshi after he died. It’s 400 years ago. And she ordered to move the Kesho-palace and...more
Accidentally stumbled upon this little temple with 2 kids ages, 9 and 11. It was pouring rain all day, and we were completely soaked and tired from walking around most of the day. I saw a little alley way and decided to explore it and...More
The Entokuin temple cost us around 500yen to enter. You can get a combine ticket to see kodaiji and Entokuin temple plus the museum for 900 yen.The art work inside beautiful and features landscapes and cherry blossoms. The garden itself is very relaxing to sit...More
Entoku-in is a filial of Kodaiji Temple, and you can buy a combination ticket to visit both temples. Much smaller than Kodaiji, but its garden is not less interesting than that of Kodaiji. During the season of cherry blossoms, you can visit by night too.
In one of the busiest tourist areas of Kyoto, this small gem of a temple is a quiet oasis. There are two attractive, tranquil moss and stone gardens. But the remarkable screen paintings steal the show. They are truly wonderful. Take your time, away from...More
We chose to spend a quiet half hour here instead of the busier and larger Kodaji over the road. We didn't regret our choice. The gardens are not quite up to the aesthetic and spiritual wonder of Kennin-ji and Ryoan-ji but but are very beautiful...More
Extremely close to Kodaiji, Entokuin is one of the few temples in Kyoto built by a woman. It is quiet and peaceful. Perfect if you are looking for a place to sit down and relax (while admiring the garden). I love the painting of the...More
It is a small temple but the traditional Japanese garden is very pretty. This garden is said to even prettier in autumn when the trees turn red. We went by a lovely spring day and loved it just as mucn!
I visited here with my wife after visiting Kodaiji. At the entrance of this small shrine, we also found the board showing Tsujiri, which is famous green tea shop and restaurant in Kyoto. As a result, we found the Sanmen-Daikokuten, the Japanese god with three...More