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Kennin-ji Temple

584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0190
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584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0190
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a typical temple with zen garden, tatami rooms with a lot of decoration and calm. But, once you put on your slippers and cross to the other side, you find yourself admiring the dragons at the roof... Even not beeing old, the dragons...More

Thank Paubcn06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The temple and the surrounding gardens do not disappoint and are lovely to walk through. The artwork inside the temple is also lovely, but really the highlight for me was the garden. If you only plan on seeing the garden as you have other temple...More

Thank SonyaS102
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at Kyoto on the tail end of Autumn but the inner courtyard of Kennin-Ji remains gold as grain and red as blood. If you feel you might've missed the height of leaf-watching season, there should still be plenty to see in Kennin-ji.

Thank Marthy A
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Kennin-ji Temple is right in the heart of Gion and one of the best temples that we visited. The gardens around the temple are lovely to walk through but the highlight is inside the temple where you will see lovely zen gardens and beautiful art...More

Thank LGB65
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

i discovered this place just one hour after my arrival at Kyoto the garden is so beautiful, there is some different temple the 2 biggest one should be visited the cost is 500 yens and it s worth it thanks to this forst visit i...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I visited this temple while many people were visiting while wearing kimonos, men and women. The visitors wearing kimonos came to this temple as it was a great location for period photo opportunities. This temple has great examples of Japanese architecture as well as nice...More

Thank kininason
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

In Kyoto there are many temples, and the tourists of course cannot visit all of them. In my opinion, you can however visit this temple, one of Kyoto Gazan, important Zen temples. Their garden is well maintained and just beautiful. It is located near Gion...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Nice temple complex and beautiful garden. To get there take a Bus and Subway day pass (2000 yen for two days). It is very useful to visit Kyoto.

Thank Bruno V
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Kennin-ji and the "Twins Dragons" painting could not be ignored because all in this temple is beautiful! Painting, garden, main house etc. I recommand to visit !

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 3 July 2017

We arrived early and it was not so crowded. The temple was well maintained and clean. Make sure you have easier to take on/off shoes; must take off shoes to visit main area. Loved the zen garden. My favorite spot so far. My son loved...More

Thank 1234kidsintow
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entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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