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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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86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nanzen-Ji is part of the "must see" so go for it. The place is quite big, so you will not suffer too much from the crowd if any. The garden is really worth visiting - located at the very top, behind the red aqueduct The...More

Thank BLshanghai
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the crown jewels of Kyoto's temple offerings. Huge buildings, amazing gardens, incredible architecture. As with a lot of the temples in the area there are bits you can pay to go into but if you're short on time there's still plenty...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved visiting this beautiful temple! The aqueducts were really cool so be sure to explore the whole area.

Thank tabigasuki08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Now is the time to visit this temple when flocks of tourists come to see the changing season. It is one of the best spots in Kyoto to see the red leaves against the green mountain. This temple is rich with beautiful halls and lavish...More

Thank Gumer Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has got to be one of the oldest Zen templates in Japan and it is an awesome experience visiting it. Pity they only have Zazen classes on Sundays but I did do some Zazen and felt completely connected to the history of Zen! Off...More

Thank Bonigala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oct 6 We all agreed that we liked this one the best of the three we saw today. Because it didn't have the crowds, it was serene and visually beautiful without all the visitors blocking the views of the structures and color-changed trees. It was...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Why do tourist neglect this beautiful one. Definitely and opportunity to enjoy nice Japanese gardens and temples without the hassle of the crowds you find in other places

Thank GallieniCy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed visiting this temple especially the zen garden and the waterfall shrine, there were a large number of temples and sub temples in the area some with separate admission fees.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can suffer from temple fatigue if you visit too many while here in Japan but if you haven’t reached your limit yet, this is one to visit. We even paid to go into the temple and the gardens, both reasonably priced and worthwhile. The...More

Thank Julie L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We were there late in the afternoon and were the only ones there, so we were able to take great pictures before walking through the philosophers path. We were disappointed by the path, but this temple was worth stopping by.

Thank Evaristo-Lopez
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