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Hosenin, Kyoto
(4.6/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
For lovers of intricately designed gardens, Hosenin, a Buddhist temple backed by scenic mountains, provides a real treat. Enjoy a view of the frame garden while a monk prepares a complimentary cup of tea and a cake for you. Take a close-up view of a 700-year-old pine tree and admire a pond garden from several perspectives. You can stroll through a moss garden, a rock garden, and a bamboo grove, all the while looking out over the valley. Built in 1012 CE, this small, intimate temple is one of the five “bloody temples,” so named thanks to the bloodstained tiles on its ceiling. Wear warm clothing, especially socks, as you'll have to remove your shoes to enter. Plan your Hosenin visit and explore what else you can see and do in Kyoto using our Kyoto tour planner.
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  • Kyoto ryokan located in northern part of the mountain quiet and look at the building inside out, it's like looking at a picture frame, enough to feel like a beautiful place. This is the entrance once to green tea and eat snacks and tea while enjoying the garden, what a simple snack, something unciga. Popular place offers many foreigners as well as Japanese, are also popular. A 700-year-old trees and a nice garden where rain following me to make clear pounding rain was supposed to visit the beautiful gardens while drinking green tea seemed to be spontaneously healing. Rain comes to do me too much rain falls on me just to go see.
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  • Ho Sen went into being through which the mountain Zen scale small grunge much cozy Coupe for the ear to this Keane. hear water sound good and look good in the bus away from the trees and walked down the pH goes way up, enjoys good without
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  • Foliage season is a very famous place into the garden picture. Don't sit in the room sat down to eat the bread garden with a charming look to myself the luxury of this wrong is pleasure.
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  • Famous for an old tree, but the mixed dry rock and plant garden also attached was far more interesting, and seems to be a rare type, as far as I can tell after a holiday of temples.
  • Picturesque landscape of old garden, served with green tea and Japanese dessert. Very unique experience. Although, ticket price is quite high.
  • really nice
  • At 9:00 pm doors open just in time for the visit. After a few minutes alone while father and poses for a picture on white specializes in: three Japanese uncle. Picture sound sound of flowing water trickling through the Languedoc bamboo upset listening quietly to the garden courtyards? small sand; it was phrased like running water, sand, weaker compared to the size of the adjacent mountain Zen cause-and-effect; much smaller was better. No one thought that I'll be gone an hour. A real natural treasure specified by the Kyoto pine.
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  • Frame garden green tea while overlooking that felt the sense of beauty of Kyoto. Guests can enjoy various pictures and ya splendor of pine and bamboo wind. Is coming to Ohara and not to go to the school of law spring. Suikinkutsu sounds nice.
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