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Chishaku-in

964 Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0951, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-5361
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“pond garden” (2 reviews)
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964 Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0951, Kyoto Prefecture
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"quiet temple"
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"pond garden"
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"national treasure"
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"chanting"
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Chishaku-in is one of the most peaceful Japanese gardens in Kyoto usually without mobs of tourists, rare in Kyoto, its pond garden is BEAUTIFUL. Chishaku-in has been listed in "Hidden Gardens of Japan" - THE photo essay and reference for finding unspoiled gardens in Japan...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Relatively close to all the other more popular places like Kiyomizu-dera and Sanju sangendo, Chishaku-in is quiet and less crowded. However, this is a must go to place if you love gardens, artwork and beautifully mainted temple interiors. Next to this temple, there is a...More

Thank rie s
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

Garden of the temple is not very big but beautiful, and 15th century painting (national treasure of Japan) was masterpiece. This temple operates inn. If you use the inn, you can experience morning chanting and have special guided tour of its garden and paintings.

Thank 達也 谷
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

This is another interesting temple, with old painting, in a beautiful setting. Once again, the grounds were the star of the site.

Thank lespes
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Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

This was an accidental find. I was walking past to one of the more famous temples and decided to stop in. The main temple is free but to access the garden and old paintings in the museum you'll need to pay ¥500. Its worth it...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

It's very nice to visit this place in autumn when all the colored leaves are turning the park into a colorful spectacle.

Thank Mathis B
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Reviewed October 1, 2016

Overall experience is quite good. Morning exercise explore my sight. Famous painting is worth to see and with Japanese explanation. Beautiful environment. The living area is clean and sanitized.

Thank Nelson C
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A first experience is always very special. This was my first time walking along the roofed verandas of a traditional viewing garden. The gardens are stunning but so is this approach to the viewing of them and I was in awe. Being early August the...More

Thank Sandi V
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Reviewed July 13, 2016

This was one of my favorite spots in Kyoto. Admission covers museum and garden but well worth it--historic screen paintings, and garden is very serene, viewed from building with wonderful (if modern) paintings. Kondo and other buildings available without fee, nice grounds. An active temple,...More

Thank wymanz2go
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Reviewed May 25, 2016

This is a real find: an uncrowded and exquisite temple minutes from the train station. Even on a Sunday I could take pictures all morning without people getting in the way. The pond garden is only one of several on the site. The fusuma are...More

Thank Richard J
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