Buddhist Temple in Southern Higashiyama, Kyoto
9am - 4:30pm. Varies by season
Allow 90 minutes
No regular closing days
Updated 7 March 2020
About Shorenin Temple
Founded in the 12th century, this temple features a number of trails winding through picturesque gardens.
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