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Myoshinji Temple

Myoshinji is actually a complex of many temples in an area that is surrounded by a wall. there are... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
judyth101
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Kyoto, Japan
My home away from home

My home away from home as Myoshinji has two "temple stay" options where you can spend the night... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
John L
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Kamakura Japan
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64 Hanazono Myoshijicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Myoshinji is actually a complex of many temples in an area that is surrounded by a wall. there are private temples, some are open to the public. it is always a pleasant walk amongst the temples.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

My home away from home as Myoshinji has two "temple stay" options where you can spend the night, and even at kind of hotel next door operated by the temple. Taizo-in, a sub temple here, has "Zen Experience" as well as one of the nicest...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Not highlighted in the reviews... It is a full complex of temples, huge!. There are meditation sessions and classes, couldn't get any info because I was going through on my way to ryoanji (couldn't enter bc was late already). It is a such a peaceful...More

Thank RoxLima
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I was actually not planning on going here, but since I ended up here by walking the wrong way it was okay. The temple is in the heart of a big complex and seems completly seperated from the rest of the city. Monks can be...More

1  Thank Johannes Sælsen N
Reviewed 3 December 2016

A temple that houses many small temples in it. It is a good autumn colours temple where you can avoid crowds. Close to jr hanomon station, it is convenient as well. Do note that some of the temples (smaller) require a payment. Do decide which...More

Thank ccfchew_23
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Myoshinji is a huge complex of Zen temple, and in its premises there are many affiliated small temples. There are many paths, which are crossing its premises and are used by local people as shortcut. So, it seems like a small town. Some small temples...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We walked around the huge temple complex for some time, but were actually disappointed as we wanted to try the zen meditation in the shunko temple and missed the few available slots (do check their website before the visit and come at the appropriate time...More

1  Thank BananaLu
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We found the temple interesting but missed out so much on the detail as we couldnt get a English guide to the place. Nice to visit but we felt we missed out on so much

1  Thank swift314
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Myoshinji isn't one temple but a temple complex founded in the 9th century. Its tranquil to walk around and look at the various buildings. The only guided tour is in Japanese but there are signs in some places explaining what's what. Its 500yen to get...More

3  Thank thunderman9
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

I admit to feeling some reservation about spilling the beans on a well kept secret. Myoshin-ji is a bit off the beaten path, when we went on a Tuesday it was completely tranquil to just walk around. However, taking the tour is absolutely worth the...More

4  Thank squishlefonke
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