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Shorenin Garden

#174 of 1 384 things to do in Kyoto
Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:30
Open today: 09:00 - 16:30
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Fascinating!

The bamboo forest is absolutely fascinating. If you are stressed, visit this place. Everything is... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Werner W
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Simple and serene

Camphor trees near the entrance are truly immense, and the moss covering the roots (and most... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2016
neuogenisis
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 Apr 2018
“Fascinating!”
24 Nov 2016
“Out of so many gardens, there are some you may have to miss”
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69-1 Awadaguchi Sanjobocho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0035, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-561-2345
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

A problem often encountered at the popular gardens of Japan is the crowds! Shorenin did not have that problem when we were there. One's first glimpse of the lovely garden comes from a covered terrace, open to the outdoors. Everyone sits down on the floor...More

2  Thank pamelaao2018
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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

The bamboo forest is absolutely fascinating. If you are stressed, visit this place. Everything is quiet and peaceful (ok, except the tourists of course).

Thank Werner W
Reviewed 24 November 2016

An 'also-ran', and quite possibly one which has 'seen better days'. Lighting gear for nighttime illuminations scattered around really detracts from the atmosphere, and rather officious staff. With so many gardens to see in Hirashiyama, give this one a miss?

Thank Noel K
Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Camphor trees near the entrance are truly immense, and the moss covering the roots (and most gardens in Kyoto) must be gorgeous during the rainy season. While inside the rooms we heard what sounded like a swarm of bees arriving; a group of men were...More

Thank neuogenisis
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Shorenin Temple is serene and beautiful, and especially wonderful during seasonal evening light-ups.

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Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

This place is beautiful at night when we visited it. The lights around the garden and a tranquil moment can take me to meditation mood. I am glad I visit this place on our trip to Kyoto. Such a peace and beautiful place.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

A problem often encountered at the popular gardens of Japan is the crowds! Shorenin did not have that problem when we were there. One's first glimpse of the lovely garden comes from a covered terrace, open to the outdoors. Everyone sits down on the floor...More

2  Thank pamelaao2018
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