Manshuin Garden

Manshuin Garden, Kyoto: Hours, Address, Manshuin Garden Reviews: 4/5

Manshuin Garden
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Eric_Greeney
Finland872 contributions
Oct. 2019
This temple is one of the northernmost ones of Higashiyama area, and with no good bus connection so it is safely away from crowds and ideal for a visitor looking for more serenity than the city buzz can offer. The garden is nice, but not strikingly beautiful and I could recommend several others one should see before visiting this one. Then again, for a seasoned Kyoto traveller this is a nice add to the collection, definitely something a bit unusual. And if you want a more peaceful temple to visit, this could be your choice. I was also happy to find a great calligraphy calendar as a souvenir here.
Written 8 August 2020
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Kwakaku
Sakai, Japan1,891 contributions
Oct. 2019
I was lucky enough to have a chance to visit Shugaku-in Villa. On the occasion, I visited some temples around the villa, and Enko-ji Temple was one of them.
Monzeki is a temple where imperial family members have lived. Well-known monzeki in Kyoto are Shogo-in, Jisso-in, Ninna-ji and Daikaku-ji Temples.
If you are interested in fusuma (a sliding door) paintings, you should visit the temple, although you can't take pictures.
Written 1 December 2019
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Jap-in-Singapore
Singapore, Singapore950 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Friends
At long last I could visit this temple as I happened to visit this side of Kyoto. Luckily not so many people were there in spite of Saturday afternoon. There are lots of National treasure class artefacts, which unfortunately we cannot take photos.
Written 26 June 2019
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Bruno K
Tokyo, Japan51 contributions
Jan. 2018 • Family
Visited Manshu in for the first time during my recent trip to Kyoto. Beautiful garden which is close to the Shugakuin imperial villa which requires pre-booking to visit.
Written 2 January 2018
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Keizo
Kawasaki, Japan1,524 contributions
Jun. 2016 • Solo
Very silent and you can get relaxed seeing the beautiful garden. This area has fewer tourists so much better than Sagano area.
Written 2 June 2016
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Kuma888
Los Angeles, CA20 contributions
Aug. 2015 • Solo
I had visited Manshuin a few years back and had fond memories of the serene gardens and zen-like rooms. So I did not mind the 25 minute trek up the hill, after a long bus ride to the northeast of Kyoto, to visit again. But it was a disappointment! While the one main garden was still impressive and I got to meditate there in solitude because hardly anybody was there, the other gardens and grounds are not interesting anymore or maintained well, let alone any new addition of views. One garden was totally unattended to with a sign saying to be reserved for a future building. They skim on the presentation but not the price. At 600 yens, it matched the highest price of other gardens or temples, like Godaiji, which is far more beautiful than Manshuin. Kinkakuji is 400 and Kiyomizu is 300, both offering a lot of beautiful views. So unless they improve, or you have nothing else to do in Kyoto and need the walking, don't go.
Written 30 August 2015
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Jurgen B
Brussels, Belgium2,599 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
Yes, this is a beautiful place, but one of the least special ones of Kyoto, and far from the center. We combined it with Shishen do and Ritsurin on a half day.
Written 16 June 2015
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NYCHOTSHOT
New York City, NY107 contributions
May 2014 • Solo
I'm biased. I grew in the hood. But let me be.

Manshuin and the other surrounding gems will give you a slice of laid back Kyoto along- Take an Eizan train to Ichijoji(a real neighborhood feel but packed with cute cafes and stores, cheap eateries for students, and arguably the most competitive "ramen street" in Kansai region), and go to Tanukidani(and Shisendo if you feel like it), check out a tree that Musashi fought under, then cross the narrow local street by following signs(in English, not to worry)... you will be in the middle of rice field and farm for few minutes, and nice forrest... then you see some picturesque garden with some restaurants, tea house, fresh out of Japanese tourism video... then you see Manshuin.
It is not free to get in, like most Kyoto attractions(...) but inside is surpassingly impressive zen garden and lots of wall art. The place actually served very important role in Japanese history. I have no idea why it's not so popular.
Good chance to have such a gorgeous place to yourself. Just sit back and relax, read a book, meditate, whatever. Most other Kyoto attractions never give you such private feeling. Go by yourself or take your special/loved ones. The place sure will impress them.
Written 2 June 2014
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