We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
194
All photos (194)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average26%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“red bridge”(4 reviews)
“worship”(2 reviews)
“nijo”(6 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
10°
Dec
Jan
Feb
Contact
Monzencho, Oike-dori Shisenencho Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8306, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
Website
+81 75-821-1466
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Kyoto
from US$47.60
More Info
from US$65.30
More Info
from US$118.00
More Info
from US$10.90
More Info
Reviews (96)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveller rating
6
8
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
6
8
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews red bridge worship nijo admission tranquil pond zen castle shrine
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We went here after missing Nijo castles last admission. It’s quite and tranquil. Nice get away from the tourist and a place to rest.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LalaB241
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We have visited Shinsenen by early April after viewing Nijo in the vicinity. The temple cum shrine/garden though smaller in size were nice and comprehensive. Many local people come to worship while others would come to take photos on the beautiful environment.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 7 April 2018

In all the years I've been visiting Kyoto I've been remiss in not taking time or the effort to visit this little ancient time capsule from the original Heian Kyoto. Its so near to Nijojo that there really is no excuse not to visit and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank brixtontrev
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a great garden/temple/shrine to visit if you are short on time and will be visiting Nijo. It is about a 5-10 minute walk away from Nijo, and open all times of the day. Best of all, it is admission free for those on...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We tried to visit the Nijo Castle but it had just closed by the time we got there, so we went for a walk around the surround streets and stumbled upon this tranquil little spot. We spotted the red bridge from the road and spent...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Andy_J_Harris
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 711ayat
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

Date of experience: December 2016
3  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.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank 90jaimeb
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank KeithK906
View more reviews
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 445 nearby hotels
Kyoto Horikawa Inn
45 reviews
.45 km away
ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto
1,595 reviews
.45 km away
Villa Aneyakoji
104 reviews
.56 km away
Hotel Liondor
36 reviews
.61 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,466 nearby restaurants
Clamp Coffee Sarasa
21 reviews
.21 km away
C'est Sympa
18 reviews
.19 km away
Cafe Tirol
24 reviews
.05 km away
Sarashina
14 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,675 nearby attractions
Nijo Castle
6,246 reviews
.27 km away
Nijo Jinya
27 reviews
.11 km away
Nijo-jo Castle English Guided Tour
9 reviews
.33 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Shinsenen staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines