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Ukimido

1-16-18 Honkatata, Otsu 520-0242, Shiga Prefecture
+81 77-572-0455
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Beautiful out of the way temple

Went in mid-December and had the entire place to ourselves. The temple grounds are rather small... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2016
Kira O
,
Kyoto, Japan
via mobile
A great place to relax

Even this temple is small, I could spend 2 hours in it. The view is stunningly beautiful. There's... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2015
Tawan U
,
Chiang Mai, Thailand
via mobile
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average31%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
30 Jan 2016
“Beautiful out of the way temple”
22 Sep 2015
“A great place to relax”
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1-16-18 Honkatata, Otsu 520-0242, Shiga Prefecture
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+81 77-572-0455
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Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Went in mid-December and had the entire place to ourselves. The temple grounds are rather small, but there's nothing stopping you from walking out to the floating temple and gazing out at Lake Biwa for as long as you like.

1  Thank Kira O
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Even this temple is small, I could spend 2 hours in it. The view is stunningly beautiful. There's not much people even it's holiday. The floating hall is amazing. You can get to feel closer to the lake and absorb the scenery with cool breeze....More

1  Thank Tawan U
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Ukimi-do temple is a floating shrine on lake Biwa. Coupled with other sites along lake Biwa it can be incorporated into a day trip from Kyoto. I took the train to Katata station, Shiga, then walked about 20 minutes using my GPS. I got there...More

3  Thank Philippe W
Reviewed 24 September 2014

I was very surprised that to enter this temple and shrine was 300 yen after reading here that it was free! I was informed that most manned temples (understandably) charge an admission fee. This temple was very peaceful and tranquil. There was a small stand...More

1  Thank Emily L
Reviewed 2 September 2014

The Ukimido Zen Temple in Otsu is a small and beautiful temple overlooking the lake right in front Biwako (the largest lake in Japan). Literally surrounded by the peace and tranquility of a secluded temple zen this is a gem of beauty. Absolutely free of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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