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Hosenin, Kyoto

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For lovers of intricately designed gardens, Hosenin, a Buddhist temple backed by scenic mountains, provides a real treat. Enjoy a view of the frame garden while a monk prepares a complimentary cup of tea and a cake for you. Take a close-up view of a 700-year-old pine tree and admire a pond garden from several perspectives. You can stroll through a moss garden, a rock garden, and a bamboo grove, all the while looking out over the valley. Built in 1012 CE, this small, intimate temple is one of the five “bloody temples,” so named thanks to the bloodstained tiles on its ceiling. Wear warm clothing, especially socks, as you'll have to remove your shoes to enter. With our international travel planner, Kyoto attractions like Hosenin can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Sitting on the red carpet with matcha and fruit, quietly looking out of the window at the wind, imagining the spring cherry flowers or the autumn maple red will be a beautiful scenery, busy journey does not seem to arrange this rest, full of electricity can meet the next challenge
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  • O'Hara's second visit to the State was not so much like a tree 4 years ago. Ho Sen is in a garden to walk the wheel horse watching a tree sipping tea and watching the garden and inside the back to sit on the floor with a small if the mind is calm over the toes.
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