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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-0365
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
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
Reviewed 29 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
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a large property of temples. I do not go into the large hall but close to explore a number of wonderfull sub temples which have amazing gardens and water elements. There is an aquaduct in the back. Do pay to go into some...More

1  Thank dziran
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This temple has beautiful maple and ginko trees that turn beautiful colors in autumn. The temple is impressive and has beautiful grounds.

Thank Tourist808
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The temple grounds are quite wide, and the main attractions are separately charged for entry. In fact, one of the main free attractions is the aqueduct, the one unique feature of this temple as compared to others in Kyoto.

Thank Johnathan T
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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
David A
19 April 2015|
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