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Been all over Kyoto for 2 weeks and seen pretty much all the temples and gardens, big and small. And?? This was the most enchanting of them all! A forest of emerald green; it felt like a haven for gnomes and pixies.
This is a small sub-temple affiliated with the larger Daikaku-ji Temple. The admission fee is 300 Yen, but you can purchase a slightly discounted combined entry ticket for both the Gio-ji and Daikaku-ji temples. The garden here is an excellent example of a Zen moss...More
There is an entry fee of 300 JPY to this moss temple. It is true that it is less touristy compared to other temples, but the moss garden here is not that special and the size of the temple is extremely small for 300 JPY...More
we were advised to visit here and its certainly off the immediate track and less tourists. A nice walk on the way but the complex is small although surrounded by Bamboo forests and houses. Beautiful calming green and moss. A small temple complex you can...More
The "other" moss garden in Kyoto. The most famous one is Koke-dera but to gain access there is pricey and visitors are required to apply weeks in advance, attend a lecture and trace sutras, and pay quite a bit to gain access. Sure, it keeps...More
It's a small garden, you see all of it once entered. What makes it unique is the moss. We were here during autumn foliage and saw no leaves on the ground surprisingly. Very well kept garden, manicured moss lawn. Sun rays on the moss through...More
So calm and peaceful, the leaves during the fall season are spectacular! The entrance fee is 300 yen but it was so worth it just for the landscaping. There are a few tourists but it wasn't packed like the bamboo Grove or other parts of...More
This temple is at the end of bamboo path so it quite long way to go but absolutely worth visiting as on the way to the temple you can find nice surroundings, shops, restaurants and passage. Not so many people know this place so not...More
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.