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Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki)

69-1 Awataguchi Sanjobocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0035, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2345
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Beautiful garden

Visited this temple and its garden which is very close to chion-in. This is not as crowded as the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JustLoveToFly
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Singapore, Singapore
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Magic at night for illuminations if they are on when you go!

Just when you th ought you had seen all the beautiful things in Kyoto.... We are lucky to be here... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ejandjc
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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69-1 Awataguchi Sanjobocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0035, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this temple and its garden which is very close to chion-in. This is not as crowded as the other temples but worth a visit when in Kyoto since it is pretty centrally located.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just when you th ought you had seen all the beautiful things in Kyoto.... We are lucky to be here for Hanami and Kyoto was gorgeous and this our last stop the final night The huge camphor outside are wonderful and dominant and the gardens...More

Thank ejandjc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enormous trees shade lovely gardens and no crowds make this a worthwhile respite when you’re on the shrine-and-temple trail. Very close to Yasaka and Chionin, but with a fraction of the visitors.

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful temple just a few minutes walk down the street from Chion-in. Not heavily visited for some reason so it's usually not crowded. The garden is lovely and peaceful. The night illumination was a little underwhelming but still enjoyable. Ring the bell on your way...More

Thank laurelee36
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this temple a few times and always found it very peaceful, quiet and relaxing. This time, we visited there after a long walking, so we had a good rest sitting on tatami and enjoyed viewing its beautiful garden and interesting Hideki Kimura's painting...More

Thank snowyday2015
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

After several stays in Kyoto, I decided to walk to this place quite close to the Westin Miyako hotel. And what an enchantment. It was on a Monday in late February in the morning, not really a busy day. I had no idea what I...More

Thank mark5903
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Very nice garden though its central location makes it a magnet for mass tourism. That being said it is well worth visiting....

Thank John L
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This temple is a must see, a place where garden and building bring the best out of each other. You can sit on the edge of the tatami mats within the building in the sun and look out to the gorgeous garden. Then wonder around...More

Thank Rebekah V
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This was my highlight of my day visiting this garden. It was the most beautiful thing that had seen. It is so beautiful and idyllic and very peaceful indeed. This is so worth the visit whilst on Kyoto.

Thank Mishy1980
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Apparently, this is a lesser known temple, I dont know why - its beautiful, peaceful and I am very glad to have seen it today.

Thank IzzyBella17
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"Hours 9:00 to 17:00 (and 18:00 to 22:00 during spring and autumn evening illuminations)" according to their listing on Japan Guide Please mark it if this is helpful.
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