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Senbon Shakado

#176 of 1,109 things to do in Kyoto
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Nishijin District
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Address: 1034 Mizomaecho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8319, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-461-5973

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Don't Miss the Museum!

The museum of this ancient temple holds some first rate treasures of Kamakura era Buddhist art. Not to be missed. Uncrowded and very accessible since it's off the tourist trail..

Reviewed 16 July 2015
Dianne V
Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

On the 7th and the 8th of December every year, a traditional festival takes place in this temple, and the visitors can eat Japanese radish, cooked by the temple. It is said that you can avoid to be sick by eating this radish. I found the festival very interesting. However, I had to wait for a long time before I... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

The museum of this ancient temple holds some first rate treasures of Kamakura era Buddhist art. Not to be missed. Uncrowded and very accessible since it's off the tourist trail..

Thank Dianne V
Iwakuni, Japan
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

Again Kyoto it's amazing place to visit. If you ever come to Japan just go Kyoto and you will have an amazing experience, it's so hard to give to someone the "highlight" of the visit because they are so many. You will need at least two weeks maybe even more, however you wont be able to see all the beauty... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

A good time to visit the oldest surviving structure in Kyoto is Setsubun - February 3rd - a day when Japanese drive out bad luck in the form of devils. They have geisha dance and a small performance where devils come out and are banished away by Okame, the Goddess of Mirth who has a shrine on the premises. It's... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

This is the oldest temple in the centre of Kyoto since othres were destroyed or burnt and rebuilt, this temple has evaded war and fire for nearly 800 years.So, the temple is graded as the national treasure.No other temples in the center of Kyoto boast its being old of the building.Guidebooks may not treat or, if treated, the descriptions would... More 

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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