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Shinsenen, Kyoto

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#105 of 349 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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  • I think the atmosphere and convenient location. Sometimes, however, went in the evening? Because there is a pond? There were a lot of mosquitoes. CARP bait vending machine, neighbors would come by walking his dog.
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  • This shrine is not famous at all. I found this in a guide book as a hole-in-the-wall spot. The property is very small and nothing fancy but it gives tranquil, zen atmosphere right next to the busy str...  more »
  • A little walk from the Nijo castle. Bus stop is a fewer number of Nijo castle are a lot of people in major tourist destinations, but not so much here, a peaceful garden is beautiful and elsewhere say it rains continued drought in the Heian period: in this place once you pray for Kobo Daishi and the Gion Festival originated elsewhere. There is also the nokyo-sho
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  • Pretty little garden and temple, free to visit. Might as well if you are nearby, but don't detour here on purpose.
  • Small, but calm and relaxing. If you stand in the middle of the bridge and look down into the koi fish pond, you'll notice them swarming around waiting to be fed.
  • Small but nice. A break from the very busy and somewhat dusty castle nearby. A carp food vending machine is here and you can fee the carp from the waters edge or from the bridge. There was also a very friendly duck getting about.
  • A cute cafe that sold the brunch my group needed to keep having fun. The egg and rice omelet was reasonably priced, standing at 700 yen a dish. This cafe is next to Nijo castle so stop by and grab a bite before visiting.
  • Superb! If you are near Nijo castle you also have to see this.

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