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Honen-in

Closes in 7 min: 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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30 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8422, Kyoto Prefecture
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This temple is a little off the beaten path, and much less visited than other temples in Kyoto. I appreciated the peace and tranquility, and found the moss-covered thatched roof of the front gate to be most charming and lovely.
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This is the second year trying to get the right photo, this Fall I made it. Approaching the temple, the gate with its thatched roof is highlight with the fall colors is worth the visit. The temple itself is like many others, but the grounds are very interesting.
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This temple is only a short distance from the Philosophers Walk, about half way down, so we broke off to go and see it. It comprises just a few small building in a pleasant wooded area with a small garden. Because it is away from the centre of Kyoto and we were the only visitors
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Of the many temples visited in Japan this was one of least interesting. Mostly everything was locked up. The garden too isn't anything special, although the cemetery as you come to the temple is interesting.
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This temple is on a side road off the Philosopher’s Path. You have to leave the path to get to the uphill entrance gate. There are two entrances - take the one through the gate. The temple is often overlooked and you can find yourself here with only a few other visitors - or
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