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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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our last temple of the morning after starting at the Silver Pavilion and then walking down the philosophers path. The grounds are beautiful but pay the money and go into the garden area - simply spectacular. It becomes very crowded - get there...More

Thank Jackie J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are widely spread out and you don't sense that they are actually part of the Nanzenji complex. Visitors focus mainly on the main prayer hall and the Sanmon gate. You can climb up to the verandah of the Sanmon for a ¥500 fee...More

Thank PriscillaCPL
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Mahmood A
10 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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Thanks for your reply.