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A beautiful place to relax

The Entokuin temple cost us around 500yen to enter. You can get a combine ticket to see kodaiji and... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Perth, Australia
The temple where Nene passed away

Entoku-in is a filial of Kodaiji Temple, and you can buy a combination ticket to visit both... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2017
Taichung, Taiwan
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Sep 20, 2018
“Lovely respite from the rain and walking”
Apr 4, 2018
“exquisite small temple”
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
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530 Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jennyk362
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Just off the main tourist track, this lovely small temple holds 2 exquisite gems: a dry garden and beautiful screens. It is worth visiting to see these and to experience the tranquil atmosphere.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed September 25, 2017

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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mschilli
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank kimitakas
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Leonard G
Reviewed September 11, 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank wgc131
Reviewed August 1, 2016

This place was way over priced and again way restrictive on photography. There really ain't much to see. I bought a double ticket to visit koudaiji and that's why I went. Don't make the same mistake.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank B D
Reviewed July 19, 2016

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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Christiana A
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank jessicadX3507GB
Reviewed January 18, 2016

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

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank YacchanAmarone
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