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Komyoin Temple光明院


Komyoin Temple is a sub temple of Tofukuji Temple. Also known as “niji no kokedera” (rainbow moss temple), it is a beautiful temple with thick green moss and white sand blanketing the grounds. In spring there are of course cherry blossoms, and in autumn one can enjoy the changing leaves of Tofuku-ji Temple.

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place Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Honmachi 15-809
phone 0755617317

Review of Komyoin

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Reviewed:2018/04/20 Hidden gem
Stunning little Rock and raked sand Zen garden almost totally overlooked by the tourist buses, landscaped garden behind with a wall of stunning flowering azaleas. Perfect tranquil spot to unwind...
Reviewed:2017/11/16 Tranquil and beautiful
Komyoin is a small temple with an absolutely beautiful dry garden. I was one of only three visitors when I visited. There was plenty of room on the sunny temple verandahs to sit and look at the...
Reviewed:2017/06/29 Very private zen harden
As many others commenting we were brought here by a private English speaking guide. It is a small temple with very few if any people visiting, which makes it a good place for a guide to explain...



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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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