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Rurikoin

#149 of 924 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 55 Kamitakano Higashiyama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1255, Kyoto Prefecture
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Open just for time limited

Visited the temple for 2 times. From 2014, it only opened for November 15~30. The ticket price became 2000 yen. But, the scenery is attractive and impressed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Visited the temple for 2 times. From 2014, it only opened for November 15~30. The ticket price became 2000 yen. But, the scenery is attractive and impressed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Entrance was 2000JPY and its not worth it, although the fall colors are gorgeous and the building itself is impressive and interesting regardless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Ruriko-in is a very peaceful & beautiful place. It's about 50mins from central Kyoto, first catch the Keihan line & then change to the Eizan line. The temple is a 5min walk from the station, exit the station, cross the river and follow to the right. Autumn season is an amazing time to visit, the temple only opens during Autumn... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.