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Genkoan

47 Kitatakagaminecho Takagamine, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8468, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-492-1858
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20 Nov 2016
“Photos of the windows are allowed now”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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47 Kitatakagaminecho Takagamine, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8468, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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+81 75-492-1858
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I visited Genkoan in November 2016. It was allowed to take photos everywhere in the temple, including photos of the famous windows. Personnel working there are treating visitors kindly. On Nov.17th there were still no red leafs inside the round window view and I was...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2016

We came here early in the morning, not long after opening time, and the temple was completely empty. It felt like it rarely gets busy, so if you're looking for something away from the crowds, then this is it. The square and circle windows are...More

1  Thank Simone R
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

the round and square windows are awesome, but vistors are not allowed to take any photo. heard that commercial photographers (taking pictures for a megazine etc) are allowed. if that's true, isn't it a bit of snobbish?

3  Thank tensaisimon
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

You will see pictures all over Kyoto of the iconic round window of Genkoan, a small temple in the northern hills of the city. But you won't be allowed to take any of your own. It's good to know that before you arrive, since we...More

4  Thank schaferpho
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