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Saimyoji Temple

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Address: 1 Umegahata, Makinoocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8291, Kyoto Prefecture
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Small, quiet temple away from the crowds...

After visiting Jingo-ji, we made our way over to Saimyo-ji. I found it less impressive and wished I had spent even more time back at Jingo-ji. Nonetheless, Saimyo-ji had its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

After visiting Jingo-ji, we made our way over to Saimyo-ji. I found it less impressive and wished I had spent even more time back at Jingo-ji. Nonetheless, Saimyo-ji had its charms. It was a quiet place to sit among the moss and many beautiful stone lanterns, listening to the river in the background. I didn't feel like paying 500¥ to... More 

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Staying in Northern Kyoto

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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