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Hokyoin

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Address: 9-1 Sagashakadomonzenminamichuincho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8424, Kyoto Prefecture
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Nice, peaceful stop

As mentioned elsewhere, this is a nice place to visit if you're interested in a quiet stop away from the bustle of the bigger attractions.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 April 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

As mentioned elsewhere, this is a nice place to visit if you're interested in a quiet stop away from the bustle of the bigger attractions.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I was totally disappointed with this stop. It was 500 yen to enter and the gardens weren't well kept, the sand gardens were a mess and there were leaves and twigs and such everywhere. I wouldn't waste my time and go again...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Beautiful stop during our tour with our Ebisuya Rickshaw driver. Walked around the peaceful gardens. We were the only ones there. Amazing for busy Kyoto. Our guide told us about the story of the two Samurai men who fought and are buried there. Very interesting.

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Staying in Western Kyoto

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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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