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Eikando Zenrinji Temple

48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-761-0007
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Serene

Dropped by as it wasn't too far from prince hotel and the reviews seem pretty positive. Compared to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bcheong
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Singapore, Singapore
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Just outstanding

Really impressive... quite the best temple in Kyoto in my view, the prayer halls are just out of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DAVID V
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Bangkok, Thailand
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48 Eikandocho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8445, Kyoto Prefecture
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"nice garden"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Dropped by as it wasn't too far from prince hotel and the reviews seem pretty positive. Compared to the golden temple, this one is pretty serene with no crowd. A nice walk up to the pagoda gives a bird's eye view of kyoto . Really...More

Thank bcheong
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really impressive... quite the best temple in Kyoto in my view, the prayer halls are just out of this world.. the gardens superb... luckily its a bit of a hidden gem as its a slightly off the beaten track and seems not to be visited...More

1  Thank DAVID V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this temple in early April this year. We arrived to the spot early in the morning after our strolling along the Philosopher's Walk. The temple was not yet opened to the public and so we just took a few photos from outside...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How is this place not more popular? We were here on a Tuesday afternoon in mid March. Other temples like Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji were packed, yet this temple was almost empty. You get to go inside the temple and wander through a decent amount of...More

3  Thank Bjorkus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went a bit overboard, and went to a lot more temples than I should have. Some stood out, some didn't, and some of them felt kinda superfluous compared to the others. This one was much bigger than the others, at least in terms of...More

Thank Anders L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 hrs walking the grounds. The gardens and buildings are very well kept. It wasn’t busy during the week day. I really enjoy taking my time with the hustle. At the end was statue that looks over his shoulder.

Thank DonnieT7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this temple and surrounding gardens would be absolutely beautiful during the fall season, but we came in early October and saw just a glimpse of leaves changing color. Nevertheless, it was tranquil and quiet as it isn't visited as much by tourists. Highly...More

2  Thank sharms202
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Kyoto walk for the Old Canal which included this Temple, not very busy so made it most enjoyable. We managed to take some very good photographs here. Gets extremely busy during Cherry blossom and autumn time.

1  Thank Trish W
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this temple for two hours and enjoyed the quiet atmosphere of the rooms, halls and gardens. The golden paintings on wood and fabric were magnificant.

1  Thank Katharina S
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I don't know how this place will look like if it is not fall season. If you are lucky to travel around October to November this is a restful place to be.

Thank Jojo G
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Tenille R
February 23, 2018|
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Response from Tourist808 | Reviewed this property |
An hour would be a good amount of time. Lots of walking and steps if you want to see the temple. May not be easy with a stroller unless you just stay in the gardens, in which case an hour may be long. It also depends on the... More
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YourWorldTraveller
September 17, 2017|
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Response from setsucollis | Reviewed this property |
As with a vast majority of temples with gardens , entry to gardens can only be accessed by paying entry fees . Enjoy the garden . If you want to know about a coin laundry in Kyoto , can advise the one which is closest to... More
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