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Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), Kyoto

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web
Take a break from urban life and explore Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki), one of five Monzeki temples of the Tendai sect, whose head priests once served the imperial family and high court aristocracy. Built in the 13th century, the temple brims with peace and solemnity, similar to the ambience of the Imperial Palace. In fact, it served as a temporary imperial palace after the Great Kyoto Fire of 1788. Take a walk through the onsite garden, featuring a small, waterfall-fed pond and huge 800-year-old camphor trees. Observe the serene surrounding nature as you sit on the floor and restore your mind through meditation. Make Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) a part of your Kyoto vacation plans using our Kyoto trip itinerary builder.
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  • The imposing, very old trees and the sensationally beautiful gardens and parks have impressed us enormously. Can visit around the temple for about € 4, must you get his shoes RID. The atmosphere is very peaceful, the visitors are very considerate! The various buildings were very impressive and invited to amaze! The region covers have a wide variety of other, spectacular temples and sites.
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  • For starters check out the five camphor trees on the temple grounds. They are 900+ years old! This temple was the home of the Empress when the Imperial Fire was burned down. It has a magnificent garde...  read more »
  • It is one of the five temples in Kyoto belonging to the Buddhist Tendai school and was originally the residence of the first Abbot. The building we see today dates from the late 19th century. In the main room beautiful sliding doors with paintings of the 16th century. Wonderful, as always, the gardens. Have you ever seen such large camphor trees? You will see them before entering. Almost ignored by tourists. Open from 9 to 17, 500 YEN admission.
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