If you want to boast that you’ve been to a temple that no other tourist has visited, this is your spot: Sennyu-ji is a lovely temple hidden in the mountains above Kyoto.
All the way up at the top of Sennyu-ji Michi Street (quite a climb on foot or bicycle, especially in the heat), you’ll find Sennyu-Ji Temple, a fine compound of Buddhist halls hidden down a walkway amid the trees. Because it’s so difficult to get here and far from other sights in Kyoto, you’ll rarely if even see another foreign visitor here.
27 Yamanouchi-cho, Sennyu-ji, Higashiyama-ku
Junior high and elementary school students: \300
Non-smoking area: Yes
10min walk from Tofuku-ji Station, JR Nara line or Keihan line
Official Website (Japanese)
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