What I loved about this place was the serene, peaceful garden. It didn't seem to matter that I was with a crowd of people. You climb a path through the hill & overlook the temple.
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We stopped & had cream puffs (choux crème) on the way to the Temple... oh my.. delicious. The gardens & sand gardens are so well cared for with lots of work in the sand gardens. We partook in the tea ceremony... interesting as not a...More
This is the one I'd go to. It has a sand garden as well as a very beautiful strolling garde with both formal paintings as well as bamboo trees. A bit of everything! It's alos not big so very manageable if you are pressed for...More
This temple is at the north-east corner of Kyoto. It is not too easy to get to by public transport so we have high hope. When we reach there, we don't see anything worth the effort and the price to get in. First the so...More
Despite the crowd, the temple still offers the serenity and the beauty which places the site on the no1 spot of every Kyoto guide.
I know that there are lots of shrines in Kyoto, but the really famous ones tend to get very crowded with tourists. this one is quite famous, but not overly so and it has great gardens withoyt too many tourists.
The entry to the Temple is stunning as you traverse a lake like a mirror. Then into the Temple grounds and the Raked Sand with the stones is so restful and beautiful. A must see.
Apart from kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji Golden temple is another not-to-miss shrine one has to visit when in Kyoto. The golden temple makes a gorgeous photograph with its scenic japanese greenery and surroundings. You have to see it for yourself.
Ginkakuji 银阁寺 Ginkakuji, the Silver Pavilion, enjoys the equal status of Kinkakuji, the golden Pavilion, as the iconic sights of Kyoto. Tourists to Kyoto may not miss either one of them. Silver pavilion is best known for its gorgeous dry sand Japanese garden features also...More