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5-chōme-2-13 Sakamoto, Otsu, Shiga 520-0113, Japan

Former monk residence featuring tea ceremony houses & peaceful, moss-clad Japanese gardens.

hourglassDuration: 01h00min

phone+81 77-578-0955
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Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Henry Chew 2 months ago

Another good spot in Shiga! Not a big garden but it more than made up for its amazing calm atmosphere. Most are here for the reflective table which is definitely a plus. Don't overlook the well designed garden and lovely umbrella setting. Few tourists come here so this is a spot to chill!

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wanson luk 3 months ago

Nice temple to see the autumn leaves. The temple isn’t as crowded as the ones in Kyoto city. We have some freedom relaxing and chilling there

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Kenneth Lee 5 months ago

Good to have a look, and photo taking, the entry fee is 330 yen only.

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Bohya Kinema 8 months ago

This temple, located near the Hieizan Cable Station on the east side of Lake Biwa, is noted as a place worth visiting. The ancient Japanese garden is a wonderful artistic expression of three dimensional space. We can enjoy the changing seasons, including the "Snow-viewing lanterns". The fact that they are decorating the scenery of garden indicates that "Old Chikurin-In" should be visited in the winter when it snows. There is a teahouse nearby, so no shortage of food. Toilet available. Wheelchairs may be a bit difficult.

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Javin Yam a year ago

A hidden gem in Otsu area. Here you can visit the beautiful temple and its garden with a small fee. Inside the temple, they have prepared a table that reflects light which visitors can use it to take some beautiful photos.