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Address: 964 Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0951, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-541-5361
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Beautiful in autumn

It's very nice to visit this place in autumn when all the colored leaves are turning the park into a colorful spectacle.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 November 2016
Mathis B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

It's very nice to visit this place in autumn when all the colored leaves are turning the park into a colorful spectacle.

Thank Mathis B
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Overall experience is quite good. Morning exercise explore my sight. Famous painting is worth to see and with Japanese explanation. Beautiful environment. The living area is clean and sanitized.

Thank Nelson C
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A first experience is always very special. This was my first time walking along the roofed verandas of a traditional viewing garden. The gardens are stunning but so is this approach to the viewing of them and I was in awe. Being early August the daily temperature rose to 38 degrees so my family and I were very grateful for... More 

Thank Sandi V
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was one of my favorite spots in Kyoto. Admission covers museum and garden but well worth it--historic screen paintings, and garden is very serene, viewed from building with wonderful (if modern) paintings. Kondo and other buildings available without fee, nice grounds. An active temple, special treat is to listen to the monks chanting at 6 a.m., enter through the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is a real find: an uncrowded and exquisite temple minutes from the train station. Even on a Sunday I could take pictures all morning without people getting in the way. The pond garden is only one of several on the site. The fusuma are amazing, real treasures.

Thank Richard J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This temple is very famous for its painting. But for me, who are tired of such attractions in many temples in Kyoto, the quiet environment is the best. You can enter the main hall, looking at the Buddha and meditate. Today, only another guests during my stay of about 30 minutes. Smell of flowers came in and I was very... More 

Thank gehararigo
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Every Morning at 6am Buddhist Monks Chant for 30 minutes followed by 10 fire service! At is fabulous

Thank CMeyerinLA
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

With a entry fee of 500 yen this is well worth the visit, superb peaceful gardens. Main entrance was not easy to find as it is not well marked but google maps took us straight there

Thank swift314
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Chishaku-in ( 智積院 ) has it all. It can be a bit tricky to find, but once there, you enter a realm of peace, beauty, and tranquil meditative awareness. What makes the place particularly intriguing and inviting is the chance to contemplate the wonderful hill garden and pond all by yourself, or with just a few other visitors who are... More 

Thank KeaNor
Yokohama, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Couple this visit along with Sanjunsendo. Its 5 minutes by walk and worth it. Dont miss the museum and the architectural exhibit on your left (when you enter). Entry fee is JPY500 per adult

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