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964 Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0951, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-5361
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964 Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0951, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-541-5361
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1 - 10 of 17 reviews

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This was an accidental find. I was walking past to one of the more famous temples and decided to stop in. The main temple is free but to access the garden and old paintings in the museum you'll need to pay ¥500. Its worth it...More

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

It's very nice to visit this place in autumn when all the colored leaves are turning the park into a colorful spectacle.

Thank Mathis B
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Overall experience is quite good. Morning exercise explore my sight. Famous painting is worth to see and with Japanese explanation. Beautiful environment. The living area is clean and sanitized.

Thank Nelson C
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

A first experience is always very special. This was my first time walking along the roofed verandas of a traditional viewing garden. The gardens are stunning but so is this approach to the viewing of them and I was in awe. Being early August the...More

Thank Sandi V
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This was one of my favorite spots in Kyoto. Admission covers museum and garden but well worth it--historic screen paintings, and garden is very serene, viewed from building with wonderful (if modern) paintings. Kondo and other buildings available without fee, nice grounds. An active temple,...More

Thank wymanz2go
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is a real find: an uncrowded and exquisite temple minutes from the train station. Even on a Sunday I could take pictures all morning without people getting in the way. The pond garden is only one of several on the site. The fusuma are...More

Thank Richard J
Reviewed 28 February 2016

This temple is very famous for its painting. But for me, who are tired of such attractions in many temples in Kyoto, the quiet environment is the best. You can enter the main hall, looking at the Buddha and meditate. Today, only another guests during...More

Thank gehararigo
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Every Morning at 6am Buddhist Monks Chant for 30 minutes followed by 10 fire service! At is fabulous

Thank CMeyerinLA
Reviewed 10 November 2015

With a entry fee of 500 yen this is well worth the visit, superb peaceful gardens. Main entrance was not easy to find as it is not well marked but google maps took us straight there

Thank swift314
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

Chishaku-in ( 智積院 ) has it all. It can be a bit tricky to find, but once there, you enter a realm of peace, beauty, and tranquil meditative awareness. What makes the place particularly intriguing and inviting is the chance to contemplate the wonderful hill...More

Thank KeaNor
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