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Heirinji Temple

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Address: 3-1-1 Nobitome, Niiza 352-0011, Saitama Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 48-477-1242

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Mesmerizing Momiji

Not very far from Tokyo this Zen temple garden offers one of the finest Momiji viewing around Tokyo. You can take some food & drinks and have an unforgettable picnic sitting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 December 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Not very far from Tokyo this Zen temple garden offers one of the finest Momiji viewing around Tokyo. You can take some food & drinks and have an unforgettable picnic sitting amidst the vibrant autumn colors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

We had a wonderful walk around the grounds of the Heirinji Temple, and were able to get away from the background rumble of traffic noise, and just sit and think for a while. A little oasis in a busy world! There are some interesting buildings here, and also some , nice planting for people who like their plants. The maples... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2012

Heirin-ji is an extraordinary Zen temple, not just for its aesthetic charms, but also because it is a "working" temple. This place is not an artifact, but a 600-year-old living, breathing example of the Zen tradition. The grounds are most famous for their maple trees (autumn) as well as plum blossoms (early spring). This is a much better place to... More 

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