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Horinji Temple

68 Arashiyamakokuzoyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0006, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-862-0013
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Quiet, with great views...

If you want to escape the mad crush at Arashiyama, Horin-ji makes a nice visit. It has great views... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2016
Leonard G
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法輪寺 [京都] Hōrinji (Kyōto)

On a hill above Arashiyama’s famous Togetsukyō bridge sits Hōrinji. It has a viewing platform for... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2016
ART196
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68 Arashiyamakokuzoyamacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0006, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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+81 75-862-0013
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Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

If you want to escape the mad crush at Arashiyama, Horin-ji makes a nice visit. It has great views of Kyoto and the surrounding hills. While lacking the lovely gardens of Kyoto's great temples, Horin-ji has an interesting collections of buildings and great views for...More

Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 23 April 2016

On a hill above Arashiyama’s famous Togetsukyō bridge sits Hōrinji. It has a viewing platform for taking in Arashiyama and a tahōtō pagoda. Hōrinji is also a jūsan-mairi temple, and I saw several families bringing their children for coming-of-age rituals. The boys wore western suits...More

Thank ART196
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Horin-ji Temple is on a hill near the south end of the Togetsu-kyo Bridge in the Arashiyama region. Since it is not a well-known temple, especially amongst non-Japanese people, there are very few people who visit here. But it gives you a good view...More

Thank Chuzaa
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Yet again I'm saying this about Kyoto's sights: beautiful views, hardly any people, great atmosphere!

Thank Tillislaw
Reviewed 14 May 2015

It's a hike up, but it's worth it for the sweeping view of Kyoto. Bring a camera or a pair of binoculars. The temple itself is in rough shape, but that only adds to the character.

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Located in the mountains, slightly removed from Arashiyama's main tourist drag, Horin-ji is very quiet, peaceful even, and totally worth the walk down the road from Togetsukyo bridge. Tucked away in the forest and up a set of stairs, it also offers some wonderful vistas...More

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