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388 Yasakakamimachi, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0827, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you stroll down from Kiyozumi-dera area, you will very likely pass by this tower, You can"t enter the ground but you can admire its beauty from outside.

Thank Joseatstheworld
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Very old wooden Pagoda sitting on a Hill top. Surrounded by many temples, Parks, memorial stuppas’ and small shops with ancient housing. Interesting to stroll around and enjoy the little shops selling souveniers, cute items and memorabilia. Quite a quaint location, very steep in culture...More

Thank WilliamC5851
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Beautiful and very old wooden pagoda dominating the skyline of the Gion quarter , assesable through the many small winding streets , and old homes of the ancient area. not as colourful as many pagodas, but some very nice sculptures and architectural work amongst its...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Hilly and crowded area of Gion with old homes and shops. Many, many tourists. We drove up to the Pagoda to grab a view of this beautiful wooded structure. We were traveling by car and with a member who couldn't manage to walk the hills....More

Thank Wxgirl2013
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We left as the sun set to walk throught the old quarter near the pagoda. The streets were quiet, empty and still. The full moon and the pale street lamps lit our way. The pagoda sits in the old quarter hidden as you walk through...More

Thank Svend H
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful Pagoda in the middle of a very old part of town. Great for pictures and just a little climb up the hill. Nice older homes and shops surround this piece of history so theirs much you can do here. Climb up the mountain...More

Thank Perry H
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

It’s not to much of a climb up to this Pagoda and with lots to see close by , worth the effort. It was very interesting looking at how the joints fit together. The strength of this type of design and its ability to withstand...More

1  Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 18 December 2017

One of my favourite spots in Kyoto is the old preserved streets in the Higashiyama district. The street of Sannen-zaka leads up to the Hokanjio Temple with its Yasaka-no-To Pagoda that rises up in the horizon. Came here early in the morning and had a...More

Thank JuiTeoh
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

It's quite a trek up to the pagoda....But it's in the vicinity of the many other attractions of gion-shijo area and one of the many shrines/temple you will see in this area. The pagoda is a nice place to take a photo opp....

Thank Julian F
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

It is extremely crowded in this area of Gion and we were also disappointed with the few number of "hole in the wall" restaurants in this area. After we saw the temple, we wanted to grab a light dinner and a drink, but almost all...More

Thank Allison V
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