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Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple

2-5 Saga Toriimotofukatanicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8439, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-865-1231
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2-5 Saga Toriimotofukatanicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8439, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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"stone statues"
in 15 reviews
"moss covered"
in 11 reviews
"different person"
in 2 reviews
"bamboo forest"
in 13 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 3 reviews
"nice respite"
in 2 reviews
"bit out of the way"
in 3 reviews
"arashiyama area"
in 4 reviews
"throngs of tourists"
in 2 reviews
"enjoy the peace"
in 2 reviews
"visited arashiyama"
in 2 reviews
"train station"
in 5 reviews
"long walk"
in 4 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 2 reviews
"private tour"
in 2 reviews
"disciples"
in 11 reviews
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

This temple is a bit out of the way but well worth the visit. Its collection of Buddhist Rakkan is delightful. The grounds are peaceful and a nice respite from some of the more popular temples in Kyoto.

Thank mfp1994
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

I discovered Otagi while researching sites for a private tour of Kyoto and saw pictures of the charming stone statues, each face being unique, some happy, some sad, others contemplative. I had to see it for myself and I was glad I did, I wanted...More

Thank Cathryn C
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Probably one of the most beautiful temples with its stone work crowding along the forest slopes. Also seemed very quiet the end, which I found adds to the beauty.

Thank AllanMarie
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Wasn't sure what to expect of this small, relatively unknown out-of-the-way temple. It greatly exceeded my expectations. In short, it is a tranquil and beautiful jewel. Everyone in my family enjoyed the moss-covered statues. We took a taxi to this temple and then walked down...More

Thank Jesse M
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We got the train to Arashiyama and then hired a bike near the station (totally worth it!!). We then went through the bamboo Forest (parking up for a bit) and afterwards cycled on to do some temple hopping. Unless you have the entire day and...More

Thank sharpcaroline
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Definitely worth the long (and beautiful) walk from Arashiyama! I could have easily spent half a day just studying each statue's face and basking in the serenity.

Thank mxdeng
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

Love this little gem of a temple. Off the beaten path, and quiet. The moss-covered stone people are the highlight. Each one is different. Find your favorite!

Thank nycbos8
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We were lucky to share this temple with no one during our visit so the experience was wonderful, you can really feel the spirituality of the place when it is quite, the sculpture is amazing.

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

This may not be the most famous temple in the Kyoto area, but it surely is a must-visit. If you go to Arashiyama, do not hesitate and stop at it. We went there walking from the Bamboo Forest, the walk may be a bit long...More

Thank Berta B
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Otagi nenbutsuji is a bit out of the way requiring either a cab or long walk - but the walk is pleasant and cool being in the mountains. The temple itself is very charming with many little Buddha’s carved. The monk that works there is...More

Thank Christina C
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Sarah C
27 March 2018|
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Response from Sean F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sarah, No it would be difficult to hail a cab at Otagi Nenbutsuji. You may be able to request a cab be called for you by the man who works there. However, both times I have visited I have walked back to the station. I... More
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Michelle B
31 October 2017|
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Response from Sean F | Reviewed this property |
Otagi Nenbutsu-ji opens at 8am and closes at 5pm, with entry gate closing at 4.45pm. The price is 300 yen to enter.
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