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Senkō-ji Temple, Kyoto

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  • Tourist season is Kyoto, Arashiyama in foreign filled Temple was really crowded at the hill overlooking Kyoto quietly. Some famous Hoshino and of good luck from the right side, do not 登ranakya the approach.
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  • It is coming out on the detective novel of the Kyoto Temple. Togetsu-Kyo, I just remebered I went. Over the togetsu bridge upstream to walk along the hozu River. You can't get in the car where the road narrows parting can be not so. While admiring views of the hozu River about 20 minutes walk takes you to the back of Kyoto. Meet the little people here, unlike on the other side. Landscape is a hog State. Here is a stone stairway. Bell Tower and attach bells to far out of breath you can. Watching the hozu river views while soaking up the afterglow of the Bell is unclear. Temple went up a little bit from the Bell Tower. Honest wealthy still at the temple is different from going would be disappointed, but very comfortable mind. Admission fee is 400 Yen. Those who want to be immersed in the silence is recommended.
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  • 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 »
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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...