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Senkō-ji Temple, Kyoto

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  • This small temple up on a mountain is easily forgotten because of its location. Because it is located in the far end, away from most major sights, it tends to be overlooked. But, the walk to the templ...  more »
  • 10 minutes from Togetsukyo-bridge, walk along with river, other side of Arashiyama-area. Crime 10 minutes trekking path from behind Hoshiynoya resourt.. Sound of cars and travelers gradually fade away...  more »
  • From the monkey attraction it is approx 1-1.5km hilly walk/ride to this temple. But, compared to the hussle and bussle of every other temple, at 4pm this one walk an amazing peaceful walk next to a ri...  more »
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  • Nice non crowded temple. You can relax getting really nice views from Arashiyama, really nice in Autumn (also in spring I guess). The monk was really friendly an he told us some things about the temple. My favourite temple visit in Arashiyama, not the most espectacular temple, but was the best experience by far... Not only an amazing building standing in front of you and lots of people like the most famous ones.
  • Amazing walk in autumn along the gorge and then a medium hard climb up to this small Zen Buddhism outpost. Stunning views across and along the gorge. Can also see Kyoto across the way. Well worth the effort to reach this serene spot. Escaping the crowds is also a big bonus. Costs 400 yen when you reach the temple. Well worth it.
  • Very beautiful view of Arashiyama and Kyoto. The temple is off the beaten path and one of my Kyoto favorites! A visit is highly recommended!
  • Worth the trek, very friendly staff, and free tea. Very secluded with few tourists, so peaceful.
  • Magnificent view + helpful monk, who speaks English well and gives a brief introduction to the temple and its founder. Found this to be a more spiritual place than the places down in Kyoto...