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Gakuenji Temple

148 Besshiyocho, Izumo 691-0022, Shimane Prefecture
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Best visited in Autumn for stunning foliage

A good visit at any time of year, I would especially recommend a visit to Gakuenji for anyone... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Rory C
,
Dublin
Out of this world

This was my favourite temple experience outside Kyoto. It's a 10 minute walk uphill from the... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2015
Chantman
,
Sydney, Australia
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible17%
26 Mar 2017
“Best visited in Autumn for stunning foliage”
27 Nov 2015
“Out of this world”
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148 Besshiyocho, Izumo 691-0022, Shimane Prefecture
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

A good visit at any time of year, I would especially recommend a visit to Gakuenji for anyone looking to enjoy autumn colours or kouyou.

Thank Rory C
Reviewed 28 November 2015

This was my favourite temple experience outside Kyoto. It's a 10 minute walk uphill from the carpark past babbling brooks and enchanting forest, then another steep walk up stone steps to the main hall. The temple was built in 1630 and is an impressive wooden...More

Thank Chantman
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

To be honest, it is hard to reach the place. I went there by local sharing bus. You have to wait for one or two hours to get a bus depending on the time. Normally elderly people living in the mountains use the bus to...More

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