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Kyoto temples

Written on September 9, 2007 by mimecine

Koto-inimg_0132.jpgkinkakujiginkakujiimg_0098.jpgOut of the many temples in Kyoto these were my favorites, we visited them in the Fall, (caught the peak Fall leaf period by sheer luck) keep in mind the Spring can be a totally different experience, if anyone has other temples they like please put them in the comments here. We’d really love to hear from you. I do not put the addresses here are they are all well marked on any Kyoto map, damn reading my list now, help! I want to go!

mother of zen gardens, how can you miss it? I never GOT zen gardens until I walked in here, artistically life changing experience
imperial temple slightly outside of town, really lovely, you must get ticket from the imperial palace in the center of town in order to go there, slightly removed from hustle of other temples
lovely sand pile representing mt fuji, this is one place to go to in the Fall, the leaves were incredible…
this is where the golden temple is, much to be appreciated but we liked ginkakuji more if you can only go to one
zuiho-in & koto-in:
both are subtemples of the Daitokuji Temple
Zuiho-in has a outstanding rock and moss garden, small, lovely and intimate and Koto-in has an impressively silent entrance and an amazing viewing garden
interesting, massive construction up the hill, very different from the rest on this list, more for the construction than the nature

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  1. Comment by Deanne:

    This shrine, the sushimi imari shrine, is beautiful and in Kyoto

    December 2, 2008 @ 10:16 pm