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Monzencho, Oike-dori Shisenencho Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8306, Kyoto Prefecture
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Monzencho, Oike-dori Shisenencho Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8306, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 75-821-1466
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

This shrine is not famous at all. I found this in a guide book as a hole-in-the-wall spot. The property is very small and nothing fancy but it gives tranquil, zen atmosphere right next to the busy street. I sat on the bench and stared...More

Thank Aya T
Reviewed 2 January 2017

There are so many shrines in Kyoto it is difficult to choose which ones to visit. This shrine is a short walk from Nijo Castle. The gardens are very pretty and peaceful. What I truly enjoyed about this shrine was its beauty and lack of...More

2  Thank Tikkadog
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot to walk through and just look around. Very scenic and beautiful. The bridge over the pond is the highlight, and there are little shrine areas too.

Thank Jaime B
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

To me this is what one sees in their minds eye when they picture a Japanese garden and temple. This place was "Zen" and truly relaxing-there were no other tourists around-there is a pretty red bridge over which you can walk to see the large...More

Thank LukeytaO
Reviewed 11 June 2015

After the crowds at the nearby Nijo Castle, it was refreshing to take a short walk here and enjoy a small, well kept temple that was not teeming with tourists. If you are already at the Nijo Castle you are missing out if you don't...More

Thank KeithK906
Reviewed 8 May 2015 via mobile

Just 200m from Nijo-jo palace is this small ,quite garden with lots of flowers,fishes and few turtles.Apparently you can do some boat ride as well on small lake.

Thank Jakub U
Reviewed 3 May 2015

the festival is held through 5/4. I saw children's Mikoshi going around neighborhood. Various religious services and events are held. You can also enjoy Nodate outdoor tea ceremony only for today. Rhododendron are beautiful around a pound.

Thank gionmatsuri
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We accidently found this as we were walking from the train station to the Manga Museum in Kyoto - didnt realise how far it was. Beautiful, well kept, clean and tidy. Even had ducks in the pond.

Thank boxerdogqld
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Coming from the Kyoto Art Club , I was intrigued with the number of people entering this place , which I found out was the rear of the garden where a tea house was located. The garden is small , compact but beautiful with a...More

Thank DauphinJonas
Reviewed 24 November 2012

Accidentally saw this place while biking from Myoshinji to central Kyoto. Beautiful temples (with people actually praying) and a gorgeous garden on the premises. Not overrun by tourists, which is a BIG plus in the tourist season.

1  Thank Krishna1982
City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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