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Chohoji Temple

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Address: 248 Donomaecho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8134, Kyoto Prefecture
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Nice city visit

Great stop when in central Kyoto, especially if on a tourist trip and with little time to see the other major attractions. The temple is well kept and it's nested in a group of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great stop when in central Kyoto, especially if on a tourist trip and with little time to see the other major attractions. The temple is well kept and it's nested in a group of buildings that surround it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

The Rokkaku-do Hall or the Choho-ji Temple is located in a small corner at the Shijo-Karasuma area (Fourth Avenue at Karasuma Street) which is a business centre of the city of Kyoto. It is also close to the western end of the famous Nishiki-koji grocery shopping street. The whole complex is small and is surrounded by tall business towers, but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

This temple is in a hexagonal shape. Hence the name "rokkaku do" ( 6-angled hall). It is located smack in the middle of Kyoto downtown, only steps away from the big Karasuma street. Once inside, it was peaceful and quiet although surrounded by high risers. Very easy to find. I like this place because locals would come here before they... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Going after dark I think only increases the appeal of this place. Lots of well lit temples and walk ways make it quite a magical journey, which for us at least ended with us being lucky enough to catch the monks singing in the last temple.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Came here on a rainy day and was delighted by everything. The highlight was the pink Sakura tree which was in full bloom and the unexpected swans. Definitely a nice little find. :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

If you want to know where is the center of Kyoto. You have to go to this place. The hexagonal stone is the center.

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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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