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18 Shugakuin Kaikonbocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8036, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-701-5181
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Just as peaceful as all temples should be

I visited the temple after my hike at Mt Hiei. As I already visited all the temples up there, I was... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
ziobilly2015
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Locarno, Switzerland
Wonderfully quiet - we had it all to ourselves

We have come here on our endless search for autumn colors. The temple grounds were very peaceful... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
hfot2
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Vermont
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  • Average10%
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“entrance gate” (2 reviews)
“long walk” (2 reviews)
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18 Shugakuin Kaikonbocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8036, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

I visited the temple after my hike at Mt Hiei. As I already visited all the temples up there, I was kind of fed up. However, I felt the serenity coming from the temple when I passed in front of it so I decided to...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

We have come here on our endless search for autumn colors. The temple grounds were very peaceful - full of evergreens, with some quite large momiji scattered about. Most importantly there were no other visitors. There was color, but mostly orange with few reds and...More

2  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visited this temple around early November and were fascinated by the stunning colors of the autumn leaves. Definitely worth the not-so-long hike and wear comfy shoes if you wish to reach the northmost temple.

1  Thank AntonioRyan
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I wanted to take a glance at Shugakuinrikyuu though I knew that I could not go inside as I did not have booking in advance. Only I could see was the entrance gate so I went to nearby Sekizan Zen-in. I found the big Torii...More

Thank Keizo
Reviewed 2 August 2012

After a long walk through a Japanese neighborhood from the train, you pass through a giant tori gate guarding this temple. Several shrines and buildings are found here, being much bigger than I expected. There is a pretty koi pond on the edge of the...More

Thank SusanGlenn
Nearby
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
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