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Shogunzuka Seiryuden Temple

28 Zushiokukacho-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607-8456, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-0390
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Loved the hike, but note that the Y500 Seiryuden view is far better than the free Shogunzuka Viewpoint.

Loved this little hike behind Chioin-in. I got the directions from the insidekyoto website. We... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Hike from the bottom, be rewarded with the view

I believe the best way to enjoy this spot is to earn it, by hiking from the bottom. The usual path... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Mississauga, Canada
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28 Zushiokukacho-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto 607-8456, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-0390
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

Loved this little hike behind Chioin-in. I got the directions from the insidekyoto website. We did it early in the morning and were rewarded with the mediocre view of Shogunzuka Viewpoint. Wish we had paid for the Seiryuden entrance, but this shaded hike is a...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I believe the best way to enjoy this spot is to earn it, by hiking from the bottom. The usual path starts from Choin-in, follow the signs towards the Big Bell (the largest temple bell in Kyoto, I was told). Behind the bell are a...More

Thank twotterdhc6
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The views were awesome! We went late in the day to see the sun set and while we waited we stared at the beautiful colors of the trees!

Thank AndyDanica2016
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Cherry blossams at night is absolutely stunning during the spring I live in Yamashina, so I sometimes visit there.d

Thank Satohi K
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Can't remember from where I read about this place, but I was determined to go once I saw the picture. A very nice lady in the tourist info office told me there's a Keihan bus going up to Shogunzuka on weekends. You can't use the...More

1  Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

It's was my lucky day, I went there by driving a car. There's no public buses to shogunzuka, you only can go there by taxi or sightseeing bus and walking or hiking. When you reach the top of that hill you can see through the...More

Thank Pelangi Jingga D
Reviewed 16 December 2015

A lovely viewpoint, on a clear day, to see Kyoto from above without jostling the crowds. The deck behind the temple building with the glass tea house is the more pleasant of the two viewing spots inside the temple. There is a free viewing deck...More

2  Thank BadgerCT
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Though it was cloudy with occasional showers, I went to the Syoren-in temple and the Syogunzuka Dainichi-do temple. The former is located at the foot of Mt.Higashiyama, and the latter is on the top, an isolated part of the Syoren-in temple estate. Those are located...More

1  Thank AsukaSaki
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I consider this place to be a slightly hidden gem. It's a little inconvenient to get there if you're short on time/energy as it's a pretty long walk from the nearest stations and bus stops. Perhaps for that reason (and it being a rainy Monday...More

3  Thank DiscoJul
Reviewed 25 December 2011

I climb this hill often. It's only 15 minutes from the back of Maruyama park to the awesome view in this photo. Follow the trail up to the parking lot and view on the right. You can cross the parking lot and go right for...More

8  Thank PetertheJustOkay
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