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This temple is very close to Kyoto station. You can take a walk there and it takes only 5-10... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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Was staying near this temple and decided to pay a visit. It was a sunny day however, inside the... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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70 Hanazonocho Horikawadori Shichijo Agaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8261, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-371-0075
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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

This temple is very close to Kyoto station. You can take a walk there and it takes only 5-10 minutes depending on speed. It’s beautiful and very quiet despite of its location. I don’t like taking the bus so I chose the place that could...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

Was staying near this temple and decided to pay a visit. It was a sunny day however, inside the temple it was very quiet and cooling. No entrance fee is required.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

This temple is right beside the Nishi Honwangi Temple (Unesco Site) and has a lot in common in its architecture . It is not as finely carved as its neighbor but it is still is a beautiful Temple . Unfortunately , we could not visit...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

You can see the temple grounds from the observation deck of the kyoto tower....that's how we knew of the place.... It's worth a wander after you have been to kyoto tower...It's a working temple and there was a prayer session there when we wandered around...

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Koshoji temple is located very near to the Kyoto Tower Hotel. Easily accessible and walking distance to the temple. Came around noon and not crowded at all. Quaint and spiritual ambience.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2016

We visted his place towards the end of the day so it was nice and quiet. Beautiful place and very spiritual.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Karen T
Reviewed April 22, 2016

Kōshōji is a Jōdo-Shinshū Buddhist Temple (Pure Land Buddhism), located next to its bigger brother Nishi-Honganji in central Kyōto. The interiors are dazzling, in typical Pure Land fashion. It is next door also to a quaint university campus.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank ART196
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Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
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