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Address: Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
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Viewing spot of full-moon

Osawaike is a well-known viewing spot of full-moon. I had a chance to visit it on the harvest moon night. I did not take a boat, but if you like, you can do so by paying $10... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Osawaike is a well-known viewing spot of full-moon. I had a chance to visit it on the harvest moon night. I did not take a boat, but if you like, you can do so by paying $10 contribution. The reflection of the moon on the water was fantastic. The entrance fee for Daikakuji Temple is required extra.

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Reviewed 25 November 2014

Osawa-ike is a pond.Ike means pond, not so big as lake nor lagoon, but not small as a pond.Osawaike is beside Daikakuji Temple that is very prestigious in Kyoto, the history of the temple dates back to the ancient periods.The temple started as a private dwelling of ex emperer, and later, it became a temple.At that time,the pond was utilized... More 

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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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