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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%
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86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-0365
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A peace and tranquil ancient zen temple in which all its characteristics come alive. Truly you will feel the peace and serenity all around as you walk the temple grounds and admire the true craftsmanship of the past era.

Thank Adrian Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sanmon Gate, an awesome, large gate.is the entrance to the Nanzenji Temple complex. 500-yen gets you in, take off your shoes and store in plastic bags provided and huff & puff up some very steep stairs No photos while in doors. Once you get to...More

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the temple. Basically across from the Westin where we stayed. Not a busy as some of the other temples we visited in Kyoto. Again we were there in January.

Thank Deac83
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely area, so cool and calming. Would have loved to explore the surrounds a bit more if I had more time.

Thank Tracey A
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This temple ground is beautiful and peaceful to walk around. It covers a large area. So many beautiful spots. We did not pay to go into the two garden areas due to lack of time. We rode our bikes here and parked them outside the...More

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This temple is very beautiful, the zen garden is fabulous and painting were very nice. I recommand to visit this temple.

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

At the base of the mountain you find one of the most important Zen temples in Japan. Build as a villa in the 13th century and later converted in a Zen temple. The temple is beautiful, but the aqueduct is simply stunning. It is built...More

Thank Robert-Jan1972
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

My mother and I just dedicated a day to wandering the philosopher's path and honestly it was the best choice we could have made here in Kyoto. We absolutely loved every single temple we stumbled on along the path, I cannot recommend it to you...More

Thank Anastasia G
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately I have to tell that at this moment many temples in Kyoto they are busy for restoration , many places are closed due to restoration, they all will be finished by 2019 Japan is making itself up for the 2020 olympic games

Thank Rita V
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Really enjoyed our time here. Very unique aqueduct and temples make sure you hike up the hill to the waterfall shrine it's worth it

Thank Biztravr
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