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Seiryoji Temple

46 Fujinokicho Sagasyakado Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8447, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-0343
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Impressive gate

This temple is small, but has an impressive gate! The plum trees were in blossom and quite pretty... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2017
CassLee82
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Cairns, Australia
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An impressive (and free!) temple

This place was a pleasant surprise. It was a grand temple, but had the feel of a local community... read more

Reviewed January 25, 2017
sasquatchsf
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San Francisco, California
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Mar 6, 2017
“Impressive gate”
Jan 25, 2017
“An impressive (and free!) temple”
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46 Fujinokicho Sagasyakado Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8447, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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+81 75-861-0343
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

This temple is small, but has an impressive gate! The plum trees were in blossom and quite pretty. Would be nice to visit when the sakura are in blossom.

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Reviewed January 25, 2017

This place was a pleasant surprise. It was a grand temple, but had the feel of a local community center. Much less touristy than other places.

Thank sasquatchsf
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Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed this temple to be baptised for 3 days. I passed witho any electrical items.I thought about myself deeply.

Thank Satoshi Y
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

You can go to Seiryoji to escape the Arashiyama tourist madness. It's a lovely temple complex with attractive architecture, a colorful giant sutra wheel, a nice scroll and brush painting collection in the main building, and a covered wooden, elevated walkway through a serene pond...More

Thank Leonard G
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

This Buddhist Temple is located a few blocks off the main avenue in Arashiyama. After visiting the Bamboo Pathway continue onto the temple for an informative experience. Displayed in the middle of the temple is a large statue of Buddha that was carved out of...More

Thank BobWE
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Seiryoji Temple, also called Saga Shakado, is a beautiful temple in Sagano. Unlike many other temples in Kyoto, it is free to enter to their premises. During your tour in Sagano, you can maybe take a rest here. The main gate, which is massive, is...More

1  Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed May 23, 2016

Found this temple area while biking around Arashiyama. This was a wonderful find since it was not as busy as some other areas in the town. It is definitely worth a visit to this beautiful temple and the gardens and area around it.

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Reviewed April 22, 2016

The zen gardens of Seiryō-ji are best viewed in Autumn. It was an auspicious time for me to go! I sat in at a lecture in the main hall on the principle article of worship at the temple, a wooden statue of Buddha which was...More

1  Thank ART196
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Reviewed April 2, 2016

After visiting the bamboo forrest and Okochisanso garden we walked downhill again towards the Saga-Arashiyama station, we found the large Seiryoji temple, which has a history dating back to the 10th century. Current buildings date back to 1701. Another place to visit in Kyoto!!

Thank MarcMich
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Reviewed March 31, 2016

Found this whilst walking back from another temple. It's on route to the station so easy to find. When we went there it on;y had around 10 people in the grounds and for me it was as spec a; as many others that seemed far...More

Thank Mikesalter
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