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We stumbled across this place on our way to Nanzenji Temple, and decided to pay the very modest entry fee, on a slightly wet day. We are so glad we did! Firstly, it was a magnificent garden, and second it is quiet and obviously not...More
We accidentally visited Konchi-in because it happened to be next to our lunch spot, and we needed a walk after a big lunch. It was surprisingly pleasant and very beautiful; lovely architecture and gardens. The best part was that there were hardly any others there,...More
Konchi-in is right next to the Nanzen-ji temple. There is a fee to get in. They have a nice small pond and garden. You walk around on stone steps and end in a large zen rock garden. Its a nice and quiet place to get...More
How to get there? About a 10-15 minute walk from Keage Station (Kyoto subway - Tozai Line). Look for & go through the brick pedestrian tunnel then head along the very traditional looking street. It will be on the left side.
This seemingly tucked away...More
We too stumbled across this by chance. It had all the features we had travelled to other temples to see, gardens, flowing water, a pool and a zen garden plus a lovely temple building with a squeaky floor and gold painted screens. But best of...More
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.