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30 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8422, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-2420
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30 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8422, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-2420
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Honen, it was the first time visit this place. this placein 30 Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, is a quiet temple near the road of philosophy. It flows is when you slow. While walking in the temple, to talk with my in the mind is recommended.

Thank DimasNugrahaS1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is something awesome about this temple. we went early in the morning, and it was completely empty, so we had to whole place to look around and absorb. we took some alone time here to reflect on the beauty and the peace this location...More

Thank fahym
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This temple is largely off the beaten track and so avoids most of the tourist crowds, which just adds to its allure. It's only a few minutes from the Philosopher's Walk and the Zenrin-ji/Nanzen-ji area, so definitely make the time. Greener than most of the...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This serene little gem is off the radar of most tourists. We caught a 5:46am 30-minute bus (bus 17 stand A2) and got off on Jodojo stop. It opens at 6am. Aside from a few walkers, we had it all to ourselves. It was the...More

Thank LaTinoco
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

It seems a really secret place cause i met just a few tourists during my visit. It's completely free and offers a quiet and a serenity that i found only in a few other places,don't miss it

Thank nether D
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This is a great temple. It is quiet, mysterious and really embedded in the landscape. It is also very quiet. It is better than nearby Ginkakuji temple which gets a lot of attention. Best of all it is FREE.

1  Thank jgp1991
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We had visited in winter on a cycle tour and I fell in love with this beautiful place so we decided to come back this April after the philosophers walk. Often overlooked by tourists, it has a very peaceful and calm atmosphere. The walk and...More

Thank Rachael A
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

This temple is by the side of Philosophers Walk and is set in a forested area with stone steps and travelled pathways. It is free to walk around the grounds, but there is no public access to the actual temple.

Thank Fleckney
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Honen-in is a quiet and calm temple that you can visit before walking down the Philosopher's Path. It does not charge any admission fee unlike pretty much every other temple we visited in Kyoto and despite this it was still pretty quiet in the temple...More

Thank ShadowBijou
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It is not a major temple and it is usually not visited by most tourists. However, this temple is situated only a few steps away of the philosopher's walk and the visit will take yo less than 30 minutes. I personally recommend it. It can...More

Thank ziobilly2015
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10 September 2017|
Response from ShadowBijou | Reviewed this property |
Only the temple grounds are open to the public (except during rare special occasions when the main hall is opened up for a fee) so you won't need to set aside anything more than an hour here.