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Nanzen-ji Temple

86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-0365
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This Zen Buddhist temple was converted from a former residence of Emperor Kameyama upon his death. The beautiful grounds include several buildings, hiking trails and a classic Zen garden.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sanmon gate” (25 reviews)
“keage incline” (8 reviews)
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86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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"sanmon gate"
in 25 reviews
"philosopher's path"
in 32 reviews
"keage incline"
in 8 reviews
"zen garden"
in 31 reviews
"main gate"
in 17 reviews
"large complex"
in 7 reviews
"rock gardens"
in 8 reviews
"philosophers walk"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"tofu"
in 8 reviews
"peaceful place"
in 6 reviews
"silver pavilion"
in 8 reviews
"late afternoon"
in 7 reviews
"ji temple"
in 7 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"aqueduct"
in 138 reviews
"hojo"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This Buddihist temple is in special position among the five popular temples in Kyoto. The temple is known for a beautiful autumn colors spot. I visited in winter and unfortunately rainy day. But I enjoyed solemn atmosphere of the temple. Irrigation from Biwa lack was...More

Thank 246age
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this temple after walking the Philosophers path. Impressive building. Didn't pay 500 yen admission fee so can't comment on inside. Worth a visit as it is nice area and grounds are nice. Lots of other temples and gardens in area. Subway station 5...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. Impressive working temple in beautiful surrounds. Dress warmly in the winter. Take your camera

Thank imaginelle
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Nanzenji is a beautiful temple situated on beautiful grounds. The Sanmon Gate is majestic. Next to the main hall, there is the large brick aqueduct. Worth a visit.

Thank SipsTea
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Reviewed 2 January 2018

You can tour the temple pretty much on the outside, without a fee. The gate was impressive. And it would be more so during fall when the maples would color the path to the temple with red and yellow. A good stop when visiting Ginkakuji,...More

Thank GintamaZ
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Each time we visit Kyoto , we make sure that we go to Nanzen-ji . Apart from the temple , it is always a pleasure to stroll around the gardens , even in wet weather .

Thank setsucollis
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

I wanted to check out Ginkakuji temple and this one was just happen to be on the way. It was quite simple. Not a place to spend too much time for especially in the winter when there is nothing worth to see in the garden....More

Thank Ha P
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

We visited because it was 200mts from our guesthouse but it is not a place to spend time. We walk around for 10 min and decide to go back as it was cold and compare with others it is quite simple

Thank M_A_G_Andres
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This busy temple is very busy. It has stunning autumn leaves in the fall. You can even go up the gate. There are few famous Yudofu( tofu hotpot meal)restaurants near by.

Thank ky d
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This is a very large and beautiful complex, and even at peak hours it feels absolutely quiet. There is a beautiful aqueduct and garden at the back of it, and you get great views from the top of its Daimon gate.

Thank serchpodolski
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srivastavaz
11 February 2018|
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Response from Gumer Q | Reviewed this property |
Perfect time to visit in Spring. There are too many stairs so I recommend to only visit the gardens on the ground. Always worth a visit though.
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Mahmood A
11 December 2017|
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Response from Biztravr | Reviewed this property |
Another than rain you wil Be fine
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David A
19 April 2015|
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Thanks for your reply.
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