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82 Jodoji Shinnyocho, Sakyo-ku, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8414, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
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+81 75-771-0915
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

A nice site in Kyoto that was not crowded when we visited, as are most other Kyoto sites. Beautiful temple worth one visit.

Thank NetaVee
Reviewed 9 May 2018

One of the nice temple visited, beautiful site with quiet tranquility. Apart from main temple nothing else to see but worth visiting once

Thank Ghanshyam1949
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Shinnyodo is one of the few Kyoto temples that is usually not mobbed with tour groups. Inside are a couple OUTSTANDING Japanese gardens, one by the grandson of modern Japanese landscape atchitect and Japanese garden designer Mirei Shigemori, with a modern motif. Listed in book...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Shinnyodo is often bypassed by tourists in favor of Eikando & other popular temples so its less crowded even in peak autumn season. you can stroll through the garden leisurely, sip Jap tea and dessert & admire surrounding autumn colours without mass crowd blocking your...More

Thank gungho-traveller
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Shinnyodo is especially well known for its maple leaves in the Fall and the Nehan Garden, which utilizes the borrowed scenery (shakkei) of the Higashiyama Mountains behind it. There is a three-story pagoda and a giant bell in the grounds of Shinnyodo Temple, which is...More

Thank DimasLaksani
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

in Kyoto there is thousands temple all different it s so hard do decide which one you ll visit the Shin Nyo Temple is not on the top list of many guid books or tour but it s an really beautiful place and starting here...More

Thank ksarman
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We walked to Shinnyodo Temple from Ginkakuji using Google Map. It was a 15~20 minute walk and led us to the secluded back entrance stairway up to Shinnyodo Temple area. I thought we got lost and had to ask local people nearby. The back entrance...More

Thank saltfishcity
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited Shinnyodo Temple as a stop-gap before going for the Eikando night tour. What an expected find! The colours were the most intent and beautiful of all the places we visited during the day! And there was no entrance fee to pay, and it...More

Thank LouiseR2020
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This is one of our top five choice to see the Fall foilage, if you miss this temple during leaves turn red Season, you let the big one get away, not a big area temple, one hour of time is all you need, maybe most...More

Thank hkvisitor1997
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

This requires a lot of effort to find, being off the beaten track. Fabulous autumn foliage with the pagoda and main hall artfully located to bring out the foliage. Worth the long trek up the hill.

Thank HansiZhai
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City Center
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
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The temple close at 4pm everyday.
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