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Best secluded temple

This was our favorite temple in Kyoto. It was quite easy to get to using direct bus from Kyoto... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nhat L
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
A little outskirt but with promising surprise

Enkoji is one of the temples in Kyoto with colourful fall foliage around late November to early... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2017
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13 Ichijoji Kotanicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8147, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our favorite temple in Kyoto. It was quite easy to get to using direct bus from Kyoto Station. Though the bus passes through a few other touristy sites, namely Eikando and Ginkakuji so you'd better be on it near the start of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nhat L
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Enkoji is one of the temples in Kyoto with colourful fall foliage around late November to early December. It is located slightly north east of Kyoto centre. I started my journey slightly later of the day, around 9.30am from Kyoto Station and I reached Enkoji...More

Date of experience: November 2017
3  Thank Rosemary6015
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Located at the foot of Mt. Hiei, in the north eastern part of Kyoto, Enkoji Temple is one of many temples that dot this part of town. Enkoji is a short walk from either Manshuin or Shisendo and should be seen on a visit to...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank DimasLaksani
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Near the entrance to the garden, there is is an underground water basin. Listen to the sound of dripping water through the bamboo pipe. The garden is marvellous.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lara-0N
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My husband and I went to this temple after going to almost all the major turists attractions in Kyoto. So we really enjoyed the quiet and peaceful atmosphere that this temple has. Please do take a look at the small details that the garden has,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Enkoji temple is famous for its autumn colors. In its courtyard, there is a beautiful garden with many maple trees and sand design. Do not miss the short climb up the hill behind the garden to get a bird's eye view of the temple.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank YSL88
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I visited this temple just by chance, as I went to Shisendo temple, and got a good surprise. It was much better than I expected. The pity was that the season of red leaves had been almost over. In the backyard of the temple, there...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. I visited during the middle of November and hit peak fall colors! The gardens were glowing with reds and yellows everywhere!!

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank jlab4949
Reviewed 6 November 2016

There are some very nice temples around this area, no tour buses or school trips. Enkouji is well worth the trip outside the city. It is not so far a walk to Ginkakuji and the road named Path of Philosophy.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank creative184
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The temple grounds and buildings are beautiful, and you can wander almost everywhere inside and out for just the small entry fee. They don't charge separately for every inner spot like many temples do. Pictures were allowed everywhere. Best of all, we were nearly alone...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank andychupick
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