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Very pleasant

This isn't going to be noted on many lists of Kyoto's "most" temples, most amazing, most... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Adam G
London, United Kingdom
Away from the crowd...and beautiful

This is a great place to visit if you want to escape the routine tourist itinerary and see a... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
Leonard G
New York
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Mar 29, 2018
“Secret awesome place for hanami (sakura viewing)”
Nov 5, 2017
“Very pleasant”
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121 Kurodanicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8331, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-771-2204
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

I have been in Kyoto for 2 weeks now and this is absolutely the best place for hanami (sakura viewing)! Many places I went to were crowded with people. It’s next to impossible to relax and enjoy the sakura at your own time and own...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank AngyChin
Reviewed November 5, 2017

This isn't going to be noted on many lists of Kyoto's "most" temples, most amazing, most breathtaking, etc. Which is a shame as it's a really lovely place and the vast majority of tourists avoid it, so for once you can walk around without being...More

Date of experience: November 2017
4  Thank Adam G
Reviewed October 29, 2016

Kurodani temple entrance is easy to find on Marutamachi -dori in Higashiyama; walk up the path next to the Okazaki shrine, climb the stairs and you are in the temple complex, with massive cemetery , small lotus pond, pagoda and impressive main hall overlooking Kyoto....More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank nancy c
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit if you want to escape the routine tourist itinerary and see a magnificent temple complex and cemetery with views of both the city and mountains. When we visited there was a Buddhist ceremony taking place in the main...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Leonard G
Reviewed August 22, 2016

After exiting Shinnoyodo Temple, we turned left heading south, onto the street leading across the front of temple and took the roadway that seemed like one meant for worshipers, pilgrims, or tourists to follow, so follow it we did. We walked a fair distance and...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed April 22, 2016

浄土宗の金戒光明寺・黒谷寺(こんかいこうみょうじ・くろだにでら) 三重塔[1627年]、山門[1860年]、阿弥陀堂[1605年]、御影堂[1942年] Originally built around the villa of Fujiwara Akitoki, Konkaikōmyōji was established in 1175. It is one of the most important Pure Land Sect temples. Hōnen, founder of Pure Land, and his lifelong disciple Shinku, came to Kurodani after studying on Mt. Hieizan to...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed January 13, 2016

beautiful temple and the graveyard will bring out emotion in you whether your know someone buried there or not. beautiful landscape

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stumbled on this temple on our self-inflicted detour around the streets of Kyoto......well the place is huge, much bigger than what it appears from the street. It is worthy of a look around for 1/2 to 1 hour, possibly more if you have a...More

Date of experience: June 2013
1  Thank LastMinuteLarry
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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
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goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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