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Must-See Spot in West Kyoto! -Yoshiminedera Temple

 
Yoshiminedera is a temple of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism located in Kyoto's western hills -Nishiyama-. Similar to Kiyomizudera on the opposite side of town -Higashiyama-, Yoshiminedera is built along the hills overlooking the city.

The temple area is particularly beautiful in fall season. The changing colors of the autumn foliage attracts considerable crowds and are usually best in the second half of November. As the temple grounds are spacious and there are many structures and trees, you can enjoy without warrying so much about crowds.
 
Access
Take either the JR Kyoto Line from Kyoto Station to Mukomachi Station (7 minutes, 180 yen) or the Hankyu Kyoto Line from central Kyoto to Higashimuko Station (20 minutes, 220 yen). From either station, the temple can be reached by Hankyu Bus #66 in 30 minutes and for 350 yen one way. There is one bus per hour.
 
 
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