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Cool 15 minute trek up, but didn't go inside

It looks nice from the outside, but I decided not to use any more money as I had a lot of more... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Anders L
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Oslo, Norway
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A Hidden Treasure!

I have lived just north of this temple for over ten years, and only discovered it three years ago... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2012
daidolj
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Kyoto, Japan
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28 Mar 2018
“Cool 15 minute trek up, but didn't go inside”
2 Jun 2014
“Nice contrast to otherwise touristy Kyoto.”
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Peculiar and atypical of Kyoto temples, Tanukidani (lit., 'Raccoon Valley') has an area where visitors and their automobiles may be blessed. Further up the mountain, other blessing ceremonies employ fire, incense and percussion.
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6 Ichijoji Matsuhara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8156, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It looks nice from the outside, but I decided not to use any more money as I had a lot of more temples on my list that day, and my guide book said it was free. It was 500 ¥. The hike up there is...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Anders L
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I grew up nearby. Tanukidani has always been something very special for me. It's in rather quiet and residential area of Kyoto called Shugakuin. Often overshadowed by more famous Shisendo located below. Tanuki, racoon dog, is the character of it, and dozens of tanuki statues...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

This is a place of pilgrimage for me whenever I come to Kyoto. It feels intimate, very much part of the forest, and full of hidden magic places. I am especially fond of the bronze monk that greets you on the long set os stairs,...More

Date of experience: December 2012
3  Thank Anastasia L
Reviewed 20 April 2012

I have lived just north of this temple for over ten years, and only discovered it three years ago! Whenever we have visitors, I take them there....it is never crowded, and how anyone managed to construct such a place up such a steep, narrow gorge...More

Date of experience: September 2011
2  Thank daidolj
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