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Senko-ji Temple

62 Arashiyamanakaoshitacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0004, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-861-2913
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Wonderful hike to the Temple and magical experience once you arrive!

So great to be the only visitor here in the morning hours and enjoyed morning meditations here with... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
RugerRottweiler
The journey is almost better than destination

The walk to the temple is one of the highlights of the trip. You walk along a river path and... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
amy K
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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62 Arashiyamanakaoshitacho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 616-0004, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So great to be the only visitor here in the morning hours and enjoyed morning meditations here with the Buddhist Monk and hearing about the history and significance of the Temple. A true hidden gem in Kyoto. 30-45 minute walk along the peaceful Oigawa and...More

Thank RugerRottweiler
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

The walk to the temple is one of the highlights of the trip. You walk along a river path and barely see another tourist (making you wonder if you are in the correct spot.). Upon reaching the gate you climb higher & higher to get...More

Thank amy K
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a small Buddhist Temple and Monastery (only 1 monk and 2 students at present), but the ultimate in authenticity. You reach it only by traveling upriver in a pole boat, then hiking up a "mountain" trail with many switchbacks. At top, you ring...More

Thank Quasimama
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

This small temple up on a mountain is easily forgotten because of its location. Because it is located in the far end, away from most major sights, it tends to be overlooked. But, the walk to the temple by the river is one of the...More

Thank Seok Ting C
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

10 minutes from Togetsukyo-bridge, walk along with river, other side of Arashiyama-area. Crime 10 minutes trekking path from behind Hoshiynoya resourt.. Sound of cars and travelers gradually fade away. When you reach the temple on the mountain top, so quiet and you don’t believe you...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

From the monkey attraction it is approx 1-1.5km hilly walk/ride to this temple. But, compared to the hussle and bussle of every other temple, at 4pm this one walk an amazing peaceful walk next to a river in a valley. Very soothing. 400Y entry is...More

1  Thank pcmertzs
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

You need to climb up the hill to reach the temple but it's worth the effort. The fee is 400 yen. The morning is a good time to go.

Thank Paploen
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

The walk along the banks of the river and the photo stops of the colourful mountain along the way was unforgettable. It took much longer than the said 18 mins on the board. We didn't intend to come here but we kept walking along the...More

Thank Tweetcoz
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

It seems as if it's fate that I stumbled upon this temple. It was a very steep incline that I thought I couldn't have make it here but if there's a will then there's a way. I would highly recommend visiting this place; it's as...More

Thank lvlivangel
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

We were walking along the river with great views, away from the tourists and found this little path up the mountain to the temple. The temple itself is not very worthy but the fact that you are almost completely alone and the beautiful path along...More

Thank Chucho2005
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