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Address: 388 Yasakakamimachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-551-2417
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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We were walking the streets between Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu-Dera. Lots of tourist shops and such. We weren't really paying attention, and this pagoda suddenly sprang into view... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
Nelson P
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Busan, South Korea
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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stubbed upon this place walking around Gion wow what a find don't miss this place it's beautiful I could have stood there and watched forever definatly worth seeing so glade we saw this stunning Pagoda.

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were walking the streets between Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu-Dera. Lots of tourist shops and such. We weren't really paying attention, and this pagoda suddenly sprang into view. Breathtaking. The structure itself isn't extraordinary, but it seems so in the context of its environs. This is yet another reason to enjoy a walk from Yasaka to Kiyomizu. It's free and... More 

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Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

This pagoda stands alone with no temple around it, but narrow streets of the Ninenzaka area with their old-fashioned houses. As such it is not that remarkable, but if you walk through this area it is a nice extra, reminding you this is not any old town somewhere in Japan, but Kyoto: there are temples or their components literally everywhere.... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Passed this as I was taking a walk. There was no way to access it, but very nice to look at. Good photo opportunity though!!

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Thank JillianMay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Fantastic structure been standing for centurys in an area surrounded by small streets and old houses. Dominates the surroundings and makes a great back drop for photos. Keys cafe in the corner nearby is a great place to have a coffee and look up at it.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

We walked along the river, then reached Gion, then walked the streets of Gion before reaching this shrine with millions of tourists. If you like crowd - fine. If you don't (like me) - don't go in August. The whole world decided to come to Kyoto at the same time and visit all the tourist spots at the same time....... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Beautiful wooden pagoda around a small houses neighborhood, good for some shots only. Recommended to visit if you have been in the main spots already.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

We walked along the river, then reached Gion, then walked the streets of Gion before reaching this shrine with millions of tourists. If you like crowd - fine. If you don't (like me) - don't go in August. The whole world decided to come to Kyoto at the same time and visit all the tourist spots st the same time.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

Located at end of side street in a corner ,is a beautiful tall wooden pagoda.good to see for photos but otherwise nothing else to do here.Remarkable it's still standing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Kyoto is full of wonderful photo opportunities. This one is probably among the ones that comes closest to what foreigners expect 'typical' old Japan would look like. The pagoda is surrounded by (mostly) small old houses, but the streets are directed towards it so that you find nice photo spots both from below (west) and above (east) of the pagoda.... More 

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