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Kennin-Ji Temple

Oldest Zen temple in Kyoto I really like this temple. It is in a prime location in Higashiyama Ward, pretty close to Gion (the most bustling Geisha district) and to the central area of Kyoto. On top of that, this temple is relatively quieter than nearby crowded sightseeing spots like Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, Yasaka …

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Shoren-in Temple

Hidden Gem in Higashiyama Ward This is a really quiet temple in Higashiyama Ward, one of the busiest areas in Kyoto. Most of the visitors to Higashiyama Ward usually pick highly popular temples introduced in travel guidebooks, including Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kodai-ji Temple, etc. But what you see in such popular places are “huge crowds of …