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Head temple Chishakuin

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4.4 (1965)

964番地 Higashikawarachō, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0951, Japan

Tranquil Buddhist temple boasting painted panels & screens, plus a picturesque Japanese garden.

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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Carlito 2 months ago

Great little temple in Kyoto that also has accommodation to stay on the property. You get access to the early morning Buddhist ceremony, plus they serve up a beautiful vegetarian breakfast. The facilities of the hotel are all modern, clean and very comfortable. The grounds are beautiful for a quiet stroll, especially since the temple is lesser known of the other temples in Kyoto. An easy bus ride away from Kyoto station.

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Irina Monk 5 months ago

A beautiful and relaxing temple, if you want to soak in the atmosphere of a classic temple with a gorgeous Japanese garden I strongly recommend giving this place a visit. It also has a beautiful garden, and nice walking paths further up by the main worship hall. I believe they also offer a service where you can stay at the temple (however I'm not 100% sure so you may want to check that on your own).

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h.p.r. 10 months ago

The lush greens of the beautiful garden in the morning light and the serene athmosphere of the beautiful simplicity of the building by the garden are absolutely stunning. Do not miss the museum where the original painting works of Hasegawa Tohaku - which had earlier been displayed in the temple, but were moved to the newly built museum for better preservation - are exhibited. These art works are of breathtaking impressive power!

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Junes Tran 11 months ago

This is a beautiful temple with beautiful wood floors and walkways, beautiful wall paintings, and a beautiful tranquil garden. The whole place is vibrant and shines with life. It is clean and well-cared for, fresh and refreshing, a quiet place to sit and lift your spirits. It is not visited by as many tourists as some of the other temples with gardens, so for me it was a perfect getaway! Spring makes it more gorgeous with cherries blossom.

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P “PH” H 4 years ago

A calm place, while visiting I saw only 2 people visiting the place on Saturday. My understanding is a good place to visit it on weekends after other places (like Gion). Enjoy your time relaxing while there, you can fell energy coming from the place. There are other halla close and it's free to visit them. Visit them as well.