Mar. 11, 2019 UPDATE

Kaju-ji Temple

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Traveler Friendly
No English signs
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese
712 7 6.7 1 reviews
Mar. 11, 2019 UPDATE

Kaju-ji Temple

- 勧修寺 -
Traveler Friendly
No English signs
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese
712 7 6.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
A temple with a magnificent garden and wildlife
The Kaju-ji Temple is famous for its garden called “'Kaju-ji Hyochien”'. The natural scenery of the mountains in the background was used in the design of this garden. The temple was founded by Emperor Daigo over 1000 years ago. The buildings inside the temple were destroyed and rebuilt throughout history, but the garden remained and was maintained through the generations. Beautiful lotus flowers can be seen during the summer and the changing colors of the leaves can be seen during autumn. At this historical garden, an evergreen shrub called haibyakushin, growing around a uniquely shaped lantern, can also be seen.
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User Reviews
6.7 Good
experience7.0 access6.0 photogenic7.0
Anna - Japan
Dec. 21, 2018
Details
Open Hours
9am - 4pm
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
Adults: ¥400 (¥320 per person for a large group) Middle and elementary school students: ¥200 (¥160 per person for a large group)
Credit cards
Not accepted
About 30 minutes on the subway from Kyoto station, or 20 minutes by JR and then the Subway. Ask for the English information sheet at the entrance.
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