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“Simply stunning”
Review of Honen-in

Honen-in
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US$121.91*
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day
Ranked #67 of 1,133 things to do in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Whilst this is not one of the top 10 sites in most guidebooks, it would be in my top 5 for sure. Its not as easy to get to as others meaning you wont have to fight your way through the crowds or jostle to take a photo. You can take your time here and just soak up the peaceful atmosphere in some beautiful surroundings.

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Reviewed 22 October 2012

I visited quite a few of the temples in Kyoto, but this one was my favorite. There are certainly bigger, more impressive ones, but none compare to Honen-in in terms of tranquility. There are very few tourists, and not too many locals, either - it really feels as being in a holy place.

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

This small temple has the calm and peaceful atmosphere located aside the path of philosophy.

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

We walked down the philosopher's path on a frosty morning and made a quick detour here. Small, quiet, serene and devoid of tourists. This one one of our favourite spots.

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Reviewed 12 August 2011

A peaceful temple, very close to the Philosopher's path. It was refreshingly calm and quiet compared to many other temples in Higashiyama. Not a must-see per se but a very worthwhile detour if you are in the area.

Thank arevan_1
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