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Kennin-ji Temple

584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0190
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584 Yamatooji Yojo-sagaru Komatsucho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0933, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0190
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kennin ji temple is one of the oldest temple in japan . This temple has great examples of japanese architecture as well as nice examples of japanese gardens & landscaping. #kyoto #kenninji #umietravel #japan

Thank umieaida181
Reviewed 1 week ago

Transport yourself to a time where you could imagine that life was simple and beautiful. This is the feeling that Kennin-ji temple evokes. Especially beautiful in the quiet early morning on a picturesque walkabout.

Thank Nethisha P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first temple and very interesting temple grounds. Also had dragon mural on ceiling which is hand painted.

Thank WayILikeIt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Temple was founded in 1202 and is wonderfully preserved. I visited this temple to observe a Zen rock garden. Ryoanji Temple in NW Kyoto is the most famous Zen temple rock garden in Kyoto but it will take about 45 min via bus and walking...More

Thank dawg1012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the temple just 45 min before closure time still, it was worth the payment. Beautiful views and such a relaxing experience. It is located just near Gion area so no reason to skip it.

Thank shuki_wolfus
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We looved this temple. After seeing the crowds in Fushimi Inari and Tofuku-ji Temple, this was such a breath of fresh air. There were less people, and it was so quiet. Perfect for meditation and serene reflection. We love love love this temple!

Thank Achikins
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

It's walking distance from the gion-shioji station... The main temple area you have to pay to go in..But it's worth it....away from the crowds and wander around the gardens and the temple building with the famous Dragon ceiling.... .

1  Thank Julian F
Reviewed 1 November 2017

This is a typical temple with zen garden, tatami rooms with a lot of decoration and calm. But, once you put on your slippers and cross to the other side, you find yourself admiring the dragons at the roof... Even not beeing old, the dragons...More

Thank Paubcn06
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The temple and the surrounding gardens do not disappoint and are lovely to walk through. The artwork inside the temple is also lovely, but really the highlight for me was the garden. If you only plan on seeing the garden as you have other temple...More

Thank SonyaS102
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Arrived at Kyoto on the tail end of Autumn but the inner courtyard of Kennin-Ji remains gold as grain and red as blood. If you feel you might've missed the height of leaf-watching season, there should still be plenty to see in Kennin-ji.

Thank Marthy A
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entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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