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A photographer's dream spot

Ukimi-do temple is a floating shrine on lake Biwa. Coupled with other sites along lake Biwa it can... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2015
Philippe W
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
360 degrees of beauty!

I was very surprised that to enter this temple and shrine was 300 yen after reading here that it... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2014
EmLess87
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Oxford, Michigan
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Nice view, nice area, but not worth paying an entrance fee for. Could get a photo through the fence to the side.
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I went solo for this trip., and was not able to get inside but i did see it from the bay side., looks mysterious and just a peaceful aura :)
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Went in mid-December and had the entire place to ourselves. The temple grounds are rather small, but there's nothing stopping you from walking out to the floating temple and gazing out at Lake Biwa for as long as you like.
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Even this temple is small, I could spend 2 hours in it. The view is stunningly beautiful. There's not much people even it's holiday. The floating hall is amazing. You can get to feel closer to the lake and absorb the scenery with cool breeze. I didn't want to leave even I
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Ukimi-do temple is a floating shrine on lake Biwa. Coupled with other sites along lake Biwa it can be incorporated into a day trip from Kyoto. I took the train to Katata station, Shiga, then walked about 20 minutes using my GPS. I got there just in time for sunset and got some
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