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The illumination of this place is well designed, not too fancy but just good to show how beautiful... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Dailo1
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Bali, Indonesia
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Nice garden with fall colors

Hogonin Temple is near to Tenryuji Temple and the momiji inside the garden has already turned to... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
YTCHENG
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Hong Kong, China
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“Small Temple in Arashiyama”
18 Apr 2018
“Temple with garden”
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36 Sagatenryujisusukinobabacho, Kyoto 616-8385, Kyoto Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 December 2012

This is my 4th time to visit here. The garden is not so big as Tenryu-ji, very small but it is made so beautifuly organized. It takes 3 min walk from Tenryu-ji. Spring and Summer view is also excelent but the best is Autmun. When...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I only decided to see the garden, paid my 5 yen and it took me literally 10 min to see it. I'm thinking, did I miss a turn, so I back tracked. Waste of time. I didn't go into the temple as I've been through...More

1  Thank billkhoe
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Hogonin Temple is a small temple by the riverside. Payment for entry is necessary. With less visitors, it is more quiet to enjoy the tranquility inside the temple. Tree leaves already changed colors and worth to view inside if you have time.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

During our visit to Arishiyama by early April, we just passed by Hogonin Temple due to time constraints. Have a glance inside the garden, the sakura trees were not in good shape but we still saw a few visitors strolling around the peaceful garden.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I only decided to see the garden, paid my 5 yen and it took me literally 10 min to see it. I'm thinking, did I miss a turn, so I back tracked. Waste of time. I didn't go into the temple as I've been through...More

1  Thank billkhoe
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

The illumination of this place is well designed, not too fancy but just good to show how beautiful it can be, not a very lengthy journey though but you can find numerous photo spots, where you cannot help but to stop with either the camera...More

Thank Dailo1
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Hogonin Temple is near to Tenryuji Temple and the momiji inside the garden has already turned to fall colors by end November. As entrance fee is required thereat, there is not many visitors inside due to heavy rains by the time of visit. Furthermore, due...More

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We visited for the night illumination and it was spell binding. Great mix of evergreens and maples, with very tastefully decorated buildings in the garden.

Thank HansiZhai
Reviewed 6 November 2016

I visited here in early November a little to early to see the full fall colors, but was not disappointed. I visited many temples during my 2 days in Kyoto and found this to be the best. Few tourist even though it is a stones...More

Thank creative184
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Called here as you do on your visit every temple in Kyoto tour. Found it to be quite modern and somehow nothing special. Worth going round the gardens though which were beautiful and gave good views over the city, you also have the advantage of...More

Thank Mikesalter
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

This temple is just few step away from Tenryuji temple ,I came here after I visit Tenryuji temple, I'm so surprised that I'm the only person walking around the garden there's no others visitors . Although the maple leaves already fall down but is still...More

Thank Vinie chai y
Reviewed 22 April 2015

Hogonin was located on a large site. I saw that we come here not only to see the building of temple, but also for the beautiful garden that they have. My advice should hire a bike to get around the area of interest around this...More

Thank Jack F
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