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Eikando Zenrinji Temple

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Expect crowds, particularly when there's evening illumination

Some nights in autumn when the fall folliage is illuminated, the monks sit outside at the Tahoto... read more

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Stumbled on this after visiting Ginkakuji Temple, and found it really refreshing. Absolutely... read more

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48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-0007
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some nights in autumn when the fall folliage is illuminated, the monks sit outside at the Tahoto Pagoda and play music, and it quiets the crowds. Beautiful place, but don't expect solitude.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stumbled on this after visiting Ginkakuji Temple, and found it really refreshing. Absolutely glorious picturesque scenery and very tranquil with no crowds. Well worth a visit. Great photo opportunities too.

Thank harrodilkera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this temple as part of the philosopher's walk. It is a beautiful garden and it will be magnificent in a few weeks once the trees begin to change colour.

Thank cherylfwoodward
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best temple we visited, very interesting and not far from philosophers walk which is very pretty in blossom time

Thank Joyce O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked along the philosopher's path from ginkakuji to this temple. This temple is different from the rest as it allows visitors to enter the temple buildings. We got an interesting look at the interior of the buildings and walked through the many buildings. There...More

Thank radioactive_traveler
Reviewed September 5, 2018

Very beautiful and definitely not as crowded as other sightseeing locations in Kyoto. Definitely a hidden gem. The temple is close to Kyoto City Zoo and the Tetsugaku-no-michi famous for the quietness around. I definitely recommend this temple if you want to sense the beauty...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I went there in October, the colors of the trees is awesome and combined with the scenario is absolute beautiful. The bridge is a good place to take a selfie picture. It was worth wile to walk all the temples, but this is on top...More

1  Thank Andres B
Reviewed August 23, 2018

As I finished walking down the Philosopher’s Path, I came upon this beautiful and unusual temple laid out against the mountain amid beautiful green trees, bushes, and plants. I didn’t realize how large it was from the bottom. Walking from the lower temple, through the...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We went here around 10 or 11am but there were still no crowds to speak of and we had entire parts of the temple to ourselves.

Thank Jithan V
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This temple was the most lovely surprise of lush gardens. So peaceful and tranquil. You absolutely must add it to your itinerary. Just so lovely!

Thank Donna S
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