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Address: Kasaoka, Kasaoka 714-0081, Okayama Prefecture
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Somehow not quite the experience they are aiming for

Agree with other reviews that this feels as though the prohibition of photography is less about preserving the peace and experience than about encouraging you to buy postcards and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2014
vwbeetle69
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Agree with other reviews that this feels as though the prohibition of photography is less about preserving the peace and experience than about encouraging you to buy postcards and other souvenirs. We didn't regret visiting this temple, but came away feeling a little underwhelmed and slightly over commercialised. Whilst I understand that visitors constantly taking pictures does spoil the experience... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013 via mobile

Last time I was here I was put off by the sheer commercialism of it. Unlike Ryoanji where you feel welcome to share the extraordinary nature of the garden, at Daisen-in you feel all the time that you're seen as an opportunity to make money. Last time, the ban on photographs, although justified as for the benefit of others, you... More 

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