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All reviews under renovation sanmon gate main hall maruyama park wooden gate sprawling grounds huge bell monks chanting stair climbing worth a visit under repair worth the climb nightingale floor lovely garden great pictures an amazing experience entrance fee
We recently stopped by Chionin as my wife wanted to go back and for the life of me I could not remember ever having been to that particular temple.
The gate of the temple is huge, said to be the largest in Kyoto, not particularly...More
Went during autumn season, the illumination and maple make a very good combo.
The main building walk-up is a highlight as not many temple has either the size nor are they open for visit. The ceiling artwork at the main alter is magnificent and seeing...More
This is a huge temple complex, which is undergoing renovation. Don’t let that put you of though, it was nice to stroll around. We were there on Sunday afternoon and there weren’t many visitors which made a nice change given how busy some of the...More
Chion-in boasts the largest Sanmon gatehouse and the largest temple bell in Japan. Both are impressive. The main prayer hall was under renovation when I visited. The grounds are fairly large, with a cemetery at the back. The whole place – a practising temple –...More
Good sized temple with many colorful buildings. We visited this as part of our Gion visit and it was very pleasant. Definitely worth the time. Several food and drink stands were on the temple grounds which was very convenient. Not as busy as Kiyomizudera Temple...More
This place was quite the surprise. We had no preconceive idea of what to expect. The temple was very large, and there were services being held as we toured the place. The buildings and shrines were in great condition. The only issue we had was...More
Went here to escape the crowds. We had a wonderful visit, enjoying both the gardens and the other buildings that were open. We watched and listened to the monks chanting and very much liked that it is a working temple. Both of the gardens were...More
You could stop by for a couple minutes to take pictures and admire the bell which is amazing. There is an approach just to see the bell. There are so many magnificent as well as lower key temples and shrines in Kyoto, I... More
You could stop by for a couple minutes to take pictures and admire the bell which is amazing. There is an approach just to see the bell. There are so many magnificent as well as lower key temples and shrines in Kyoto, I would not spend too much time on one under construction. Bell is a must see though in my opinion.