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A photographer's dream spot

Ukimi-do temple is a floating shrine on lake Biwa. Coupled with other sites along lake Biwa it can... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2015
Philippe W
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
360 degrees of beauty!

I was very surprised that to enter this temple and shrine was 300 yen after reading here that it... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2014
EmLess87
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Oxford, Michigan
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Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Even this temple is small, I could spend 2 hours in it. The view is stunningly beautiful. There's not much people even it's holiday. The floating hall is amazing. You can get to feel closer to the lake and absorb the scenery with cool breeze. I didn't want to leave even I already walked around the place. Definitely going there again.

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ukimi-do temple is a floating shrine on lake Biwa. Coupled with other sites along lake Biwa it can be incorporated into a day trip from Kyoto. I took the train to Katata station, Shiga, then walked about 20 minutes using my GPS. I got there just in time for sunset and got some nice shots from the beaches on both sides of the shrine.

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed September 23, 2014

I was very surprised that to enter this temple and shrine was 300 yen after reading here that it was free! I was informed that most manned temples (understandably) charge an admission fee. This temple was very peaceful and tranquil. There was a small stand to purchase talismans and fortunes and informational pamphlets in Japanese or English. I enjoyed sitting on a brick wall nearby to watch turtles swimming in the shallow water. Make sure you check out the ceiling in the temple! It's stunning. This small spot gives you a lot of bang for your buck- very beautiful. There's something to look at everywhere you look!

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Ukimido Zen Temple in Otsu is a small and beautiful temple overlooking the lake right in front Biwako (the largest lake in Japan). Literally surrounded by the peace and tranquility of a secluded temple zen this is a gem of beauty. Absolutely free of charge, you can give a small donation or buy one of the many souvenir at the shop. The temple itself is located along a walkway built on stilts over the lake. The view is fantastic and it is absolutely inevitable visit here.

Date of experience: May 2014
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Date of experience: May 2019
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