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82 Jodoji Shinnyocho, Sakyo-ku, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8414, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite temples in Japan. It is not as impressive or fancy as other temples and gardens with their waterfalls and Koi-fishes. What makes this temple and particularly the garden great is it’s simplicity. The visualization of the lying buddha with...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheWindWaker
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Perhaps because the temple's chief protector, Amitabha Tathagata, is only displayed once a year (15 November), or because the streets on the hill are too narrow for tour buses, this temple rarely attracts crowds but the dry gardens are very beautiful and can be viewed...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

A nice site in Kyoto that was not crowded when we visited, as are most other Kyoto sites. Beautiful temple worth one visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NetaVee
Reviewed 9 May 2018

One of the nice temple visited, beautiful site with quiet tranquility. Apart from main temple nothing else to see but worth visiting once

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ghanshyam1949
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Shinnyodo is one of the few Kyoto temples that is usually not mobbed with tour groups. Inside are a couple OUTSTANDING Japanese gardens, one by the grandson of modern Japanese landscape atchitect and Japanese garden designer Mirei Shigemori, with a modern motif. Listed in book...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Shinnyodo is often bypassed by tourists in favor of Eikando & other popular temples so its less crowded even in peak autumn season. you can stroll through the garden leisurely, sip Jap tea and dessert & admire surrounding autumn colours without mass crowd blocking your...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank gungho-traveller
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Shinnyodo is especially well known for its maple leaves in the Fall and the Nehan Garden, which utilizes the borrowed scenery (shakkei) of the Higashiyama Mountains behind it. There is a three-story pagoda and a giant bell in the grounds of Shinnyodo Temple, which is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DimasLaksani
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

in Kyoto there is thousands temple all different it s so hard do decide which one you ll visit the Shin Nyo Temple is not on the top list of many guid books or tour but it s an really beautiful place and starting here...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ksarman
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We walked to Shinnyodo Temple from Ginkakuji using Google Map. It was a 15~20 minute walk and led us to the secluded back entrance stairway up to Shinnyodo Temple area. I thought we got lost and had to ask local people nearby. The back entrance...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank saltfishcity
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We visited Shinnyodo Temple as a stop-gap before going for the Eikando night tour. What an expected find! The colours were the most intent and beautiful of all the places we visited during the day! And there was no entrance fee to pay, and it...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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The temple close at 4pm everyday.
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