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Address: 48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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The most beautiful garden i visited

The temple itself it ok, you will see lots of them in Kyoto, but what makes this a must see sight is its impressive colorful gardens with ponds and fishes. The best i saw during... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Patras
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The temple itself it ok, you will see lots of them in Kyoto, but what makes this a must see sight is its impressive colorful gardens with ponds and fishes. The best i saw during my trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved this temple. There was a cool water chime, and I really got interested in the whole "looking-back Buddha" story. You can also climb to a high pagoda for a great view of Kyoto. If you really explore this place, it will take some time (1-2 hours?), but I really enjoyed it.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place, the colors of autumn leaves and the cool clean air makes you stay longer and just feel the magic in the air. There was less crowd when we came and the ponds and bridges complement the lushness of the trees ideal for memorable photos.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my favorite temple in Kyoto in terms of how beautiful it is relative to how uncrowded it is. Great place to go to breath in a feeling of calm. I've been three times and will surely go again.

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Thank Chris P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the finest temple complexes I was privileged to visit. Especially impressive are the wooden stairs and walkways sculpted to conform to the hillside. I appreciated the water cooler, too (one must wash one's own teacup).

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Tsukuba, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple is famous for its great Autumn Colors, but it's also popular among foreigners for its many beautiful gardens!! Indeed, there are many different gardens in this temple. Some are typical Zen Gardens with rocks and sands, while the others are beautiful Landscape Gardens. You can enjoy different types of Japanese Gardens here. When you walk through the halls,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eikan-do is famous for red leaves. But this time my wife and I visited to enjoy fresh leaves. The premises are clean and quiet, and the garden is well maintained. It is a nice place to escape from hustle and bustle and to contemplate.

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Thank Kimitaka S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

I really had a great time on it. It's a place to relax and at the same time see a wonderful gardens, buildings and sculptures. This is a place that you must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This was actually one of my favourite temples. We paid 600Y entry but it was incredibly quiet. There was only one other person we spotted in the whole temple. It had some really pretty gardens and ponds and it was nice to have a moment to sit down and enjoy it. It also had some pretty fancy toilets, the best... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, this is a must see shrine after exploring its neighbor , the beautiful wooden Nanzenji temple . It's different from all the other temples we've been to because you will get to walk through the historic halls of the monks that used to reside here. The zen garden in the middle is a nice place to sit,... More 

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