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“Magic shadows”
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 27 July 2013

The garden and the temple are very close to the Silver pavilion and the Philosopher's path. It's hidden in the woods and it is really cool there even when it is hot outside. Very calm, very cozy, very relaxing!

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Reviewed 23 March 2013

We found this quite by accident and were extremely pleased. It is worth making an effort to visit as you will be sure to be out of the crowds and able to soak up the atmosphere here.A really lovely, quiet and beautiful site.

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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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