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Honen-in, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 170 reviews on the web)
Explore the secluded woodland of Honen-in, a temple set in peaceful grounds. While the actual temple buildings open to the public only twice yearly (the first week in April, and the first week in November), you are always free to explore the calming surroundings, complete with raked gravel gardens and a tranquil carp pond. Be sure to check out the onsite gallery, which frequently exhibits national and international artists. To visit Honen-in on your holiday in Kyoto, and find out what else Kyoto has to offer, use our Kyoto vacation generator.
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  • Diverted a little of the philosophy of natural went to the hospital. And a short walk up the stairs, gate of the thatched roof. And pass it through the white Temple (byakusadann). Seems to be the means to cleanse the mind and body through the peak of white sand between the, go to 浄域. Autumn tree is below average, so the foliage and nice?
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  • It is free to visit precinct is a small temple. Beyond the main gate and two white 盛ri砂 "white Temple (byakusadann). Is that meant to enter 浄域. May visited the school, but the philosopher's walk a little way off, just quiet and serene space. This leaves the rest of exactly helpful.
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  • Is one of the famous temples along the path of philosophy morning 6:00-free admission to approach unless the event 4:00 PM. You can see from the veranda will not be admitted to the Hall. Enter the main gate and on both sides white 盛ri砂 white altar and cats forced Dan may. Parking is 2 much space tomereru. Wheelchair entrance was difficult to feel
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  • Very nice place to visit if you are at the Path of Philosophy because it is very near. I will always remember this place for the kindness of the priestess here who gave me an umbrella when it was raining and she saw that I did not have one.
  • Very picturesque and atmospheric temple, when the seasons change and even when he weather is bad. Just slightly off the beaten path which means dramatically less crowded than some of the main sights in Kyoto. Like many locations in Kyoto can be tough for those in a wheelchair or with limited mobility.
  • Quiet and surprisingly empty. I was one of three people at the temple when I went around 3 PM. The temple itself is nothing great, but the atmosphere is good, so if you're at Ginkaku-ji walk ten minutes and drop by.
  • Beautiful, quiet little temple in the woods. Near Ginkakuji, but doesn't draw many people, which is a big plus.
  • Great temple to visit along the Philosopher's walkway, especially during the autumn leaves season.