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Myoshinji Temple

64 Hanazono Myoshijicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-463-3121
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Amazed...complex of temples

Not highlighted in the reviews... It is a full complex of temples, huge!. There are meditation... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
via mobile
Step out of the city

I was actually not planning on going here, but since I ended up here by walking the wrong way it... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Johannes Sælsen N
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
64 Hanazono Myoshijicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-463-3121
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Not highlighted in the reviews... It is a full complex of temples, huge!. There are meditation sessions and classes, couldn't get any info because I was going through on my way to ryoanji (couldn't enter bc was late already). It is a such a peaceful...More

Thank RoxLima
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I was actually not planning on going here, but since I ended up here by walking the wrong way it was okay. The temple is in the heart of a big complex and seems completly seperated from the rest of the city. Monks can be...More

1  Thank Johannes Sælsen N
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A temple that houses many small temples in it. It is a good autumn colours temple where you can avoid crowds. Close to jr hanomon station, it is convenient as well. Do note that some of the temples (smaller) require a payment. Do decide which...More

Thank ccfchew_23
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Myoshinji is a huge complex of Zen temple, and in its premises there are many affiliated small temples. There are many paths, which are crossing its premises and are used by local people as shortcut. So, it seems like a small town. Some small temples...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We walked around the huge temple complex for some time, but were actually disappointed as we wanted to try the zen meditation in the shunko temple and missed the few available slots (do check their website before the visit and come at the appropriate time...More

1  Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We found the temple interesting but missed out so much on the detail as we couldnt get a English guide to the place. Nice to visit but we felt we missed out on so much

1  Thank swift314
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Myoshinji isn't one temple but a temple complex founded in the 9th century. Its tranquil to walk around and look at the various buildings. The only guided tour is in Japanese but there are signs in some places explaining what's what. Its 500yen to get...More

3  Thank thunderman9
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I admit to feeling some reservation about spilling the beans on a well kept secret. Myoshin-ji is a bit off the beaten path, when we went on a Tuesday it was completely tranquil to just walk around. However, taking the tour is absolutely worth the...More

3  Thank squishlefonke
Reviewed 30 May 2015

This is actually a sort if temple complex with different temples and gardens over a large area. Much quieter than any other temple I visited, and seems somewhat neglected by the hoards of tourists and bus loads of school children you usually have to jostle...More

2  Thank password65
Reviewed 7 March 2015

It was so peaceful and beautiful. All of the temples in the area were just historically beautiful. The gardens were beautiful and there were so many temples clustered together that it was easy to walk around and see many of them. It is also a...More

Thank Krista_B8
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