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This temple is famous for its “gakubuchi teien,” where the view of the garden is framed by the pillars of the guest hall. Here, you can enjoy a gorgeous sight straight out of a Japanese painting while you savor matcha tea and traditional sweets. In autumn, the contrast between the trees’ crimson leaves and the lush green of the bamboo is particularly spectacular. Don’t miss out on the illumination held at night, either!

  • Address

    187 Shorinin-cho, Ohara, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • Entry fee

    Adults 800
    Junior / Senior high school students 700
    Elementary school students 600

  • Opening Hours

    9:00 to 17:00 Reception closes at 16:30

    Illumination period:
    November 7, 2015 to December 6
    From 17:45, reception closes at 20:30
    (*May change depending on the year)

  • Closed

    *Contact ahead necessary on January 3 only

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  • Best Season

    All year

  • Point

    Over 700 years old, one Japanese white pine has a shape that resembles Mount Mikami, the “Fuji of Omi.”

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    Ride the Ohara line’s “Ohara-yuki (Ohara-bound)” bus from JR Kyoto Station, get off at the “Ohara” bus stop, and walk about 12 minutes.

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