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This beautiful, simple temple and the lovely zen garden that surrounds it are well worth your time, much more so than Ginkaku-Ji temple (Silver pavilion) which was overcrowded and commercial. There is something special about the atmosphere in Honen-in. Definitely a must-see if you're on...More
This temple is really close to the Philosopher’s Walk and it’s wirth the stop. First of all is free and it’s really beatiful. Beign so close to the forest gives the temple an exotic look as if the nature wanted to conquer it.
I wouldn't say it's the best temple. I do like the peace and calm if a nice shady miss garden.
All gardens I think are subjective. Do you like the popular ones then you have crowds. If you visit the less popular ones they will...More
The long elegant tree covered wide walkway up to the temple puts you in a relaxing mood. Once inside the grounds there are some unique features to see. And there is usually some type of art exhibit with items for sale, also. The last 2...More
This temple has to be one of my absolute favourites in Kyoto. I make a point of visiting every time I walk the Tetsugaku no Michi, the Philosopher's Path, on my way from Ginkakuji to eastern Kyoto. It is a short walk away from the...More