Sennyu-ji Temple garden with fresh green – image © Damien Douxchamps
One of Kyoto’s hidden secrets is the fine garden at Sennyu-ji Temple, in the Southern Higashiyama district. It’s a bit of a hike up there, but you’ll be rewarded by one of the best gardens in the city.
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