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Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

I would definitely recommend to visit this place, very photogenic with its stone garden, pine trees and bamboo grove on the hill! Besides, there are lots of interesting temples and shrines along the nearby Philosopher’s Path. It’s true that the Kinkaku-ji (Golden pavilion) is more widely-known, but personally I liked this one better, especially in high season when the Kinkaku-ji is literally buzzing with tourists.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank CatherineBulg
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

It is one of the most beautiful garden in Japan. It is a small and very charming place. I recommend seeing it in the early morning or late afternoon. The light is beautiful at this time and also is less crowded

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

The michelin guidebook includes this in their "don't miss" section - and they aren't wrong!

I think it's only when you see more gardens, you realise just how impressive this one is - especially if you aren't used to japanese gardens. So it would be helpful to visit some smaller, less well maintained ones first !

I walked there using the Tetsugaku no Michi path along by the waterway - which was nice and cool with all the trees, despite it being a really hot day.

Don't miss this awesome sight !

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 22, 2018

After reading KYOTO, un monde qui ressemble au monde by Gérard Macé, I could at least understand the meaning of the gardens in Kyoto. Maybe , it would be a hint fo the local tourist association to have a introduction in understanding the profoundness of those unbelievable gardens: it is just pur philosophy and transcendent thoughts which one can contemplate.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

Kyoto is full of temples and shrines, and all have beautiful gardens. This one though strikes me as one of the most spectacular ones, partly since it merges almost in the hills ans forests behind it. Not to be missed!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Maphysto
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