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Eikando Zenrinji Temple

48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-0007
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Best temple experience in Kyoto

Serene temple superbly integrated into the surrounding nature and mountainside. The way that the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amit B
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A less touristic temple in Kyoto

This place was my favourite in Kyoto. There were very few tourists here. Most of the crowd... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
John S
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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 via mobile

Serene temple superbly integrated into the surrounding nature and mountainside. The way that the temple flows in harmony with the trees beautifully maintained gardens was paricularly striking. It was also away from the crowds, making a more spiritual experience personally that some of the other...More

Thank Amit B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was my favourite in Kyoto. There were very few tourists here. Most of the crowd consisted of Japanese people. They had the best autumn foliage of anywhere I visited in Kyoto, with such vivid colours. The lake in the centre of the garden...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This was absolutely my favorite temple in Kyoto. You basically took your shoes off and stepped into another world. It was so peaceful and calm there and SO beautiful. Just absolutely gorgeous. At the top there was a pagoda that gave you a view of...More

1  Thank Anastasia G
Reviewed 5 July 2017

It is a very beautiful and peaceful place. It combines attractive natural scenery with ancient historical architecture. Although it's a bit far from the city, it's worth going! Inside the temple, it's not allow to take picture but other area in the park is okay....More

Thank azby334
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this one along the Philosophers Walk. It was so quiet and peaceful, much less tourists than the more famous ones. The wood work and interconnected walkways are magic. Inside the temples were also extremely beautiful and detailed. Highly recommend!!

Thank Matthew_Jernigan
Reviewed 28 June 2017

One of the many gorgeous temples to see. Definitely worth the extra walking. One of many worthwhile locations

Thank sequitur
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Beautiful garden and walking around it is pleasurable to the eyes . Maple colours this time of year terrific , took many photos , plus of the garden area in general .

Thank setsucollis
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Our favorite temple in our trip, so utterly beautiful and peaceful! We particularly enjoyed the Dragon staircase (or something like that) and the gardens, that even in August were starting to change colors, from lush green to beautiful oranges, reds and even pinks. If I...More

Thank LuGanC
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Incredible temple, perfect to escape the crowds of Northern Higayishima temples. For 600 yens, you have access to a beautiful garden, temple, you will be able to discover precious paintings. One of the most enchanting places I discovered in Kyoto!

Thank Mathilde G
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This should be one of the best-designed rock garden in Kyoto. We have visited this place in early April but there was nothing that could attract us to go inside for strolling. A complete contrast when compared with that in the autumn period when the...More

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Response from Family464 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, this is a very friendly city and children are welcome everywhere. The temples require bare feet of course, and some places have steps. It would definitely take the sling option, or at least have a sling with me. Kyoto... More