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Ukimido

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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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Jun 16, 2017
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Jan 30, 2016
“Beautiful out of the way temple”
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1-16-18 Honkatata, Otsu 520-0242, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

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 :)

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank lovekira
Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

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....More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank cloudlessnight
Reviewed January 7, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: November 2014
3  Thank Philippe W
Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was very surprised that to enter this temple and shrine was 300 yen after reading here that it was free! I was informed that most manned temples (understandably) charge an admission fee. This temple was very peaceful and tranquil. There was a small stand...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank EmLess87
Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Ukimido Zen Temple in Otsu is a small and beautiful temple overlooking the lake right in front Biwako (the largest lake in Japan). Literally surrounded by the peace and tranquility of a secluded temple zen this is a gem of beauty. Absolutely free of...More

Date of experience: May 2014
3  Thank Magellano81
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