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Serene and peaceful

After seeing so many temples surrounded by hundreds of tourists, this was a breath of fresh air. So... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Julie P
Sydney, Australia
Breathtaking view

Amazing Buddhist temple which shouldn't be missed during Kyoto sightseeing. This temple has a... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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1 Kamitakano Hachimancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0065, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-781-3494
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

After seeing so many temples surrounded by hundreds of tourists, this was a breath of fresh air. So quiet and restful. We had green matcha tea and biscuit on mats looking out over the little stream and garden, and were provided with slippers in order...More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Amazing Buddhist temple which shouldn't be missed during Kyoto sightseeing. This temple has a magnificent garden which is perfectly landscaped to reflect the unique changes of seasons. The calm and quiet environment is ideal to meditate and contemplate the surroundings. You also get to taste...More

1  Thank Vachintha
Reviewed September 13, 2016

What a wonderful place to meditate, contemplate and appreciate all that you have seen throughout Kyoto. The gardens put you in the mood. The koi in the static garden pond come to visit you. The kinetic reminds one that even rushing through, you can leave...More

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Reviewed June 5, 2016

There are two gardens at this Buddhist Temple, one static and one kinetic. The static one is peaceful to view from the interior of the first building. For an extra 300 yen we entered another viewing room and were served macha and a Japanese "sweet"...More

1  Thank Prudence J
Reviewed October 12, 2015

A visit to Renge-ji is an easy & picturesque ride (25 minutes ) for a half-day trip from central Kyoto. take the Eizan railway or the suburban Kyoto (tan and red) bus line to Miyake-Hachiman stop. Renge-ji is a little gem, with a superb ,...More

2  Thank nancy c
Reviewed October 11, 2015

I visited this temple in October, before the autumn leaf frenzy, and it was a peaceful, satisfying experience. It's a small temple, but intensely beautiful. The garden and pond layout make this small space seem big, and I sat for a long time enjoying the...More

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed July 2, 2015

This appears to be a priest’s residence located in the foothills northeast of Kyoto that has a temple building in the back beside a pond. You can easily get here via the Eizan rail line to "Miyakeyahata", and it is open from 9:00 AM to...More

2  Thank pontevecchio56
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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
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