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Shorenin Garden

#186 of 1,474 things to do in Kyoto
Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Great temple and peaceful garden

Quiet, tranquil , truly an escape from the hustle and bustle. If this is what you are looking for... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The bamboo forest is absolutely fascinating. If you are stressed, visit this place. Everything is... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2018
Zurich, Switzerland
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Dec 23, 2018
“Great temple and peaceful garden”
Apr 13, 2018
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69-1 Awadaguchi Sanjobocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0035, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

Quiet, tranquil , truly an escape from the hustle and bustle. If this is what you are looking for, head to this temple and garden. It is not a big one but it truly provides an oasis from the nearby crowded temples, shopping in gion....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

The bamboo forest is absolutely fascinating. If you are stressed, visit this place. Everything is quiet and peaceful (ok, except the tourists of course).

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 708wernerw
Reviewed November 24, 2016

An 'also-ran', and quite possibly one which has 'seen better days'. Lighting gear for nighttime illuminations scattered around really detracts from the atmosphere, and rather officious staff. With so many gardens to see in Hirashiyama, give this one a miss?

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Noel K
Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Camphor trees near the entrance are truly immense, and the moss covering the roots (and most gardens in Kyoto) must be gorgeous during the rainy season. While inside the rooms we heard what sounded like a swarm of bees arriving; a group of men were...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank neuogenisis
Reviewed January 3, 2016

Shorenin Temple is serene and beautiful, and especially wonderful during seasonal evening light-ups.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank PeripateticReader
Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

This place is beautiful at night when we visited it. The lights around the garden and a tranquil moment can take me to meditation mood. I am glad I visit this place on our trip to Kyoto. Such a peace and beautiful place.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank veizka
Reviewed May 12, 2014

A problem often encountered at the popular gardens of Japan is the crowds! Shorenin did not have that problem when we were there. One's first glimpse of the lovely garden comes from a covered terrace, open to the outdoors. Everyone sits down on the floor...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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